After graduating with a bachelors degree in French Language and Literature (and a few minors in Physics, Mathematics, and Business) from the University of Arizona, Mel began her public relations career in NYC at Girlie Action Media, working with musicians, music festivals and firms.
She has worked with clients ranging from JUNO-Award winning Inuit singer Elisapie to NENA of “99 Red Balloons” fame to Psycho Las Vegas, America’s largest heavy metal festival, to legendary underground label Wax Trax!, earning attention from NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, WNYC and more.
In her free time, Mel enjoys her life-long education, whether that’s by watching Jeopardy to reading non-fiction or learning about wine. She will maintains her musical edge by keeping up with new music and unearthing older classics- and she’s got a soft spot for heavy metal. Mel also enjoys hiking and exploring the American Southwest.