Rob and Melissa MacDonald established a deep connection after meeting during a time when Rob was caring for his Mother and Grandfather, both with serious illnesses, and Melissa had lost her husband to leukemia. The couple has been married since October 11, 2012 (10/11/12). Rob has been in the restaurant industry most of his working career, and after years in management he decided to happily accept a position as a server with Clearwater Restaurant. Melissa is employed as a Senior Deputy Clerk with the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office. She is also the Relationship Manager for the Newport Symphony Orchestra, and also stays busy as the Head JV Cheer Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach for Newport High School. The couple describes their dancing as “atrocious” and likened their wedding dance to “two sixth grade students at their first dance trying not to step on each other’s feet.” Melissa danced some in her primary school years. Rob didn’t dance, but could roller skate like a champ. “We are excited to have the opportunity to fundraise for such an amazing cause and take on a new challenge as a couple. We’re getting do something that not many get the chance to, and we are looking forward to having a new talent that we’ll be able to use together in the future.”
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