Welcome! My name is Melissa, but most people just call me Mel. I hail from a little town in the great northern Michigan where I learned to ski at Shanty Creek and swim in beautiful Torch Lake.

I graduated from Bellaire High School in 2004 and attended Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City for my general college education. It was here that my passion for writing was discovered and honed with the help of the faculty and my co-workers at the Writing Center.

In January 2008 I transferred to Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant where I pursued this passion through the Journalism Department. I focused my schooling not only on writing, but promotion as well with classes that centered on public relations. In addition to my studies, I was also an active member of Central Michigan University’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter and served as Treasurer and Assistant Account Executive for the student-run, full-service public relations firm PR Central. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Michigan in December 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations concentration.

I have worked as an intern at the Antrim Review as the Local Events Reporter and at Shanty Creek Resorts as a Marketing Specialist. Currently I work as the Communications Specialist and Social Marketing Coordinator at Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority and Saginaw MAX System of Care.

Please feel free to look through my work samples on this site and contact me with any questions. Also note that my résumé is available for more details regarding my past experience.