Melanie Santarelli resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, Nick and three children, Dominic, Ella and Dean. Her background is in public health and currently utilizes those skills in the early childhood space. She enjoys traveling with her family, running, going to sporting events and treating herself to carbohydrate loaded comfort foods.  Even though Melanie has lived in the Chicagoland her entire life, she loathes the cold winter but appreciates the opportunity it lends to wear oversized sweaters and sip on warm drinks.