Founder and CEO
Melissa brings nearly two decades of experience in marketing strategy, content management, writing, design and business development to the Allee Creative team. As the founder of our agency, Melissa works with clients around the world to bring successful marketing strategies to fruition.
She has been named a Top 100 Content Marketer (Express Writers and Content Marketing Institute), a Top Young Entrepreneurs (Minnesota Business Magazine), and a Mover & Shaker (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune).
Melissa is a four-time recipient of the Hermes Creative Award and a national speaker on content marketing, business strategy, nonprofit management and entrepreneurship. In 2015, she was named one of 100 women to watch in the U.S. as part of The Inspirational Women Project, highlighted in a book of the same title. She is a graduate of the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders program and was inducted into the DeForest Area High School Alumni Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in the marketing industry.
Melissa holds (and has held) additional leadership positions for a number of boards in the Twin Cities area including BARNCO, MWMC (Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications) and Neighborhood Connections. She lives in St. Michael with her husband and four children.
When I’m not working I’m…
Hanging with my 4 kids and hubby
Favorite business/career book
“Bossypants” by Tina Fey
“We’ve got to make the small things unforgettable.” -Steve Jobs
Favorite TV show
Friends (or, at the moment, Gilmore Girls)