Administrative Financial Director
Mrs. Stoker joined The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Athens in 2012 as a Business Manager and was promoted to Administrative Financial Director in 2018. Melissa started her career at The University of Georgia in 1997 in Student Accounts, working her way up through the Budget Division (1998-2004) and the College of Pharmacy (2004-2012). She oversees the daily running of all business functions such as requests for reimbursement, ordering supplies, and payroll. Melissa also ensures that the grant, state, and foundation money allotted to the SBDC is spent judiciously.
Melissa has been happily married to her high school sweetheart since 1993. She has a daughter, Savannah, and a son, Hudson. Her family has just been approved as a foster home for the state of Georgia (2020). Melissa and her husband are life coaches with Adventures in Missions and enjoy traveling. She loves spending time with family and friends and watching sporting events. Go Dawgs!!
Phone: (706) 542-2762