Founder and CEO
Melissa is a seasoned marketing professional with 15 years experience in marketing strategy and content management, branding and business development. She specializes in the areas of nonprofits and associations, B2B marketing and small business.
Her accolades include being listed as one of the “Top Young Entrepreneurs” by Minnesota Business Magazine, a “Top Content Marketer” by the Content Marketing Institute, and a “Mover & Shaker” by the Star Tribune.
Melissa is a four-time recipient of the Hermes Creative Award and a national speaker on content marketing, business strategy 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. In 2017, she was selected to be part of the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program as well as selected as an inductee into the DeForest Area High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in her industry.
Melissa has served on many boards and committees including Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications, and Neighborhood Connections. Currently, she serves on the advisory board for BARNCO. She lives in St. Michael, MN with her husband and four very active 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)