Melissa Newcombe

Melissa Moore

Teaching Areas

  • Personal Enrichment

Current Classes

Melissa has been involved in cooking and baking since she was a young child.

She always thought she would have a culinary profession of some sort, but never imagined how it would take shape. Instead of going the traditional culinary school route, she graduated from the University of Portland with a Biology degree to then pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. While in college, she taught baking and cake decorating classes at the University of Portland and found that she loved it!


Now an orthopedic physical therapist by day, she spends her free time enhancing her self-started and self-taught business of making wedding cakes, birthday cakes, anniversary cakes and more. Over the years, she has taught decorating classes and kept the dream alive. She enjoys teaching at Clark and has taught cake decorating, homemade ice cream, and kid's cakes classes for us. Melissa is excited to share her skills with the community!