Melissa Sands|Lead Design Engineer
Why did you join Cacique International? So that I don’t have to live in a cardboard box! Ha! All joking aside, I joined team Cacique because I love the wonderfully crazy adventure of event planning. It’s been said many times before, “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together.” And I truly believe this! It’s easy to come to work every day when you have such passion for what you do – and I get that at Cacique.
What are your two favorite hobbies? Working out and eating; can’t have one without the other! I really love food, and all that it represents. Whether it’s the act of cooking with family and bringing friends together or trying new foods to experience different cultures. And with all the eating, you have to have a love for fitness! I ran a full marathon (26.2 miles) which is a huge accomplishment for me, both mentally and physically.
How do you give back to the community? I have been so blessed, so I think it’s very important to be able to give back to others. I’m a volunteer at Care Kitchen, a ministry of Calvary Bible Church. Once a month we host a breakfast for those in the community that might not be able to enjoy such a treat on their own.
Tell us something we don’t know about you. I was born to be in the salt water! When I’m stressed out, the best remedy is a little salt water. A true Bahamian at heart, I have such a deep love for the beach, the boat and anything to do with the ocean. I also love music! Listening to music while I’m working is so important, but the genre of music really depends on my current mood. Depending on the day, you may find me playing 90’s R&B, Disney sing-alongs, Eminem or acoustic covers.