Immersed in agriculture from a young age, Melanie Knapp understands the ups and downs of agriculture, which allows her to plan for and help manage these cycles and their effect on business at Oliver. As controller, Knapp is responsible for invoicing, accounts payable, budgeting and cash flow, as well as helping manage the financial health of the business. Prior to joining Oliver five years ago, she worked in public accounting for seven years. Knapp earned her bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Denver in 2005. She remains involved in her family’s Rocky Ford, Colo., farm where they grow cantaloupe and watermelon.