Melanie is co-owner and General Manager of RPG, overseeing the daily administrative operations of the company and supervising the professional and talented ladies of her admin team. Her early career started back in 1985 with a B.S. in physical therapy from the Medical University of SC, and she enjoyed her practice focused primarily on the management and development of balance and vestibular programs. In later years, she served as Business and Marketing Manager for Riley’s Ranch, LLC and General Manager for the Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst, NC. In 2013, Melanie and David Riley founded Riley Power Group, LLC and in 2014 they founded the union arm of RPG: Great American Welding Company, LLC. In 2015, RPG received the distinction of WBENC certification as a Woman Owned Company. Now that she has learned what it is like to work “7-12’s” for Riley Power Group, Melanie has realized what the RPG crew members mean, when they are working a nuclear outage – “Every night’s a Friday night and every morning’s a Monday morning!” – except for Sunday mornings, of course, when you can find Melanie singing in the choir.