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Roundup welcomes Anderson

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

On June 5, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup welcomed their new editor, Melissa Anderson, to the team.

Melissa was first introduced to the agriculture industry in southern Colorado, where she was born and raised and recalls helping her aunt and uncle on their Mesa Farm as a small child. 

She later became acquainted with ranching during high school in Westcliffe, Colo. and fell in love with animals and the ranching lifestyle.

Following her graduation, Melissa attended the University of Minnesota, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business, then received a Master of Education at Colorado State University (CSU) as well as a doctoral degree in organization leadership with an emphasis in communication approaches from Abilene Christian University.

Prior to taking her position at the Roundup, Melissa worked in healthcare for 20 years and was a consultant for the state of Colorado for two years. 

She notes she found a passion for writing upon being published in 2017 while working for CSU as a research assistant and is excited to continue cultivating her skills as an editor for the Roundup

In addition to writing, Melissa is also deeply passionate for her two- and four-legged family, including her husband who is a retired bullfighter and current flyfishing guide and her daughter who is a student at the University of Wyoming. 

Melissa and her family live on a small farm which is home to four horses, three dogs, five cats and several cows, goats, pigs and chickens. 

“We all welcome Melissa to the Roundup, and we feel very fortunate to have her joining our team,” commented Wyoming Livestock Roundup Publisher Dennis Sun. 

Welcome Melissa Anderson to the Wyoming Livestock Roundup by e-mailing

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