Melissa Poelling is a life-long baker who dreamed of working in a fun environment, creating sweet treats for all ages. Before coming to Columbia in 2012, she worked in the non-profit world before her boss mentioned Michael Urban's (Owner of Harold's) ad for pastry chef's on Craigslist. You can probably guess, she answered the ad. And the rest is history.
Harold's opened June 2014, and has thrived on Ninth Street ever since.