Melissa Smith

Program Manager & Outdoor Facilitator

Born and raised in South Africa, Melissa has had a love for the outdoors all her life. It all started growing when she would go on remote camping expeditions all throughout Africa.

With the love of the outdoors and sports such as hiking and mountain biking she went on to study Adventure Tourism Management where she did courses in White Water Kayaking, Abseil Supervisory, Climbing, High Ropes Courses, First Aid Level 3, Open water and Pool Life guarding, GPS, and Deep Diver (Scuba Diving).

Whilst studying she worked for a Corporate Team Building company for 4 years. Melissa joined APA in 2016 as freelance facilitator on youth and adult programs. In 2017, she became full-time member of the team and a Program Manager for APA’s Youth Division.