Melanie Stambaugh,born and raised in Puyallup, is a small business owner and Confidence Coach. Specializing in leadership, professional development, personal branding, and self confidence, her company, “You Impression” provides group workshops and individual confidence coaching.
Passionate a bout student achievement, Melanie currently serves on the Communities In Schools of Puyallup’s Board of Directors. When she was in 8th grade, Melanie helped create Communities In Schools of Puyallup’s annual service project, March Gladness. What started as a small group of students has grown into a movement, uniting over 14,000 students and adults from the Puyallup School District in service projects last year. Today, Melanie serves as the Communities In Schools Programs Committee Chairperson and knows firsthand the importance of student involvement inside and outside the classroom.
Putting education first, Melanie served as Mistress of Ceremonies at the Washington State Fair Foundation Round-Up Action in 2013, raising over $115,000 for educational programs and scholarships for local students. As a constituent, Melanie meets with local representatives in Olympia to advocate for schools
and dropout prevention programs. Melanie has also contributed at Washington Policy Center as a research assistant, writing policy notes on health care, co-authoring a transportation study, and representing
Washington State at the State Policy Network’s National Convention in Florida.
As an Emerald Ridge High School senior, Melanie represented Pierce County as Daffodil Festival Queen and now sits on the Daffodil Scholarship Foundation Board, providing college scholarships to Daffodil Princesses. Melanie is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and volunteers with her local VFW post, helping improve the lives of veterans. Melanie also volunteers as a tutor for students at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle.
Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business where she was an international finalist competing on the UW Global Case Team and traveled to Japan with the University’s Wind Ensemble.
Melanie marches to the beat of her own drum and has an undeniable passion for community, education, percussion, and graphic design.