writer + marketing communications consultant

About Melissa

You name it, I've written it. Brochures, video scripts, print and online ad copy, web content, end-user software manuals, procedure manuals, technical documents, marketing communications collateral, specification guides, web-based and classroom training curriculum, and presentations for multiple consumers and end-users. 

In addition to my life-long passion (some might say obsession) for writing, I spent over 14 years in corporate communications, including roles as an award-winning product and brand manager for a major building products manufacturer where I managed the marketing and communications launch of a $151MM new product line and lead the branding and execution of game-day TV and radio segments in conjunction with the NFL’s Tennessee Titan’s stadium naming rights sponsorship. I use my past experience to serve as consultant to start-ups and organizations launching and commercializing products. 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies -- both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I live in Sunset Beach, North Carolina where I enjoy water sports and coastal living with my hubby Bill and our 120lb Alaskan-Malamute-Boxer-Chow-Shepard-Lab rescue mutt, aptly named Bear. 

My other interests include volunteering  my skills in writing, marketing, and fundraising for nonprofit arts and community preservation organizations like The Bellamy Mansion and Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina and Sunset Vision Group in Sunset Beach. I'm also a current board member of Community Movement Alliance, Inc., a non-profit organization that encourages the voices, minds, and futures of South Brunswick County's marginalized youth and their families for the purpose of personal transformation through movement-based education in the disciplines of dance, martial arts, and the practice of yoga.