NOSC Board of Directors (2016-2017)
The Naples Overseas Spouses Club provides our community with Charitable giving and Social participation while contributing to fundraising activities benefiting the American military and civilian community assigned to NSA Naples.
None of this would be possible without our NOSC members, the dedicated team who serve on the
Executive Board Members
Robin Lee was born and raised in Bristol, Indiana, graduating from Butler University with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1994. She has worked at various retail pharmacy positions in four states, with some fashion retail and home-based sales experience. A Navy spouse for over 20 years, she has lived in Norfolk, San Diego, Newport, Naples, and Indiana. An art and photography enthusiast, she also enjoys interior design and fashion. A strong working knowledge of German stemmed from Robin’s participation in the German-American Partnership Program. Maintaining strong ties with her German friends while living in Naples, she has also leveraged Naples as a homeport for travel to numerous incredible destination sites throughout Europe
Robin Lee, NOSC President
Lauren Alford grew up in Little Rock, AR and then moved to Starkville, MS during high school where she also attended college at Mississippi State University. She graduated in 2007 with her Bachelor degree in Art with an emphasis in Architectural Design. Over the years, Lauren has worked for several architecture firms designing public schools, churches, government facilities and custom homes. Through those years, she cultivated her passion for residential design which led to Lauren and her husband opening their own design firm in 2015 called Red Line Design & Build, LLC. Their firm focuses on custom home design and remodels. Lauren currently works from home, continuing her work for clients back in the United States.
Lauren and her family recently moved to Naples, Italy in January 2016 with their 3-year-old twins and are now expecting their third child in January 2017. They are thrilled to be here and have the opportunity to travel Europe as a family.
Lauren is very excited about volunteering and being involved with NOSC and the Naples community. She's looking forward to organizing events for everyone to enjoy this wonderful opportunity of being overseas and exploring a little bit of Europe.
Marie Biggs grew up in Asheville, NC and enjoys retreating to her log cabin in beautiful Western NC between PCS moves. A Navy spouse of almost 25 years, she & her family have lived in VA, PA, Guam, SC, & now in Naples, Italy as their final tour.
Maria is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and Pharmacist.
Terra Downey was born and raised in Naples, Florida and moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for high school. She has a Marketing degree from the University of Central Missouri and is currently working on her MBA from Southeast Missouri State University. After completing her undergraduate degree, Terra held an internship in Maastricht, Netherlands and then moved to Jacksonville, Florida to work in Public Relations. She moved with her husband to Yokosuka, Japan in 2010 and arrived in Naples, Italy in 2013.
Ealia Mattson was born in the Philippines, but raised in Massachusetts and California.
My name is Melissa Miagany and I have been married to my Marine for 20 years. Within that time I have accumulated a lot of experience through holding various positions in 11 different spouses’ clubs. I was married on Nov. 10th 1996, and on the very next day I boarded a plane headed for Okinawa. I had no idea what I was in for, but ready for the adventure. Not knowing a soul, I ventured out to make some friends at my very first spouses' event, and from then on I found my way. Some of the positions I have held include Recording Secretary, Hospitality Chairperson, Ways and Means Chairperson, Parliamentarian, Field Trip Coordinator, Charitable Contributions and Scholarship Chairperson, 2nd Vice President, and most recently before PCSing to Naples, Vice President of The Marine Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington DC. My husband Ric and I have been enjoying Italy with our two kids, Zane and Gabriela for the last year. Now that I’m settled in, I’m excited to be a part of NOSC and looking forward to a great year filled with new friends and wonderful adventures.