Melissa is an Emmy nominated Creative Director, Writer, and Producer with a passion for Immersive Storytelling. A digital geek with an MFA in Cinema Television from the University of Southern California, Melissa has led the creative, strategic and technical crafting of complex projects from the first interactive video experience on YouTube to moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the streets of Los Angeles. She focuses on creating connected, contextual experiences for audiences and brands alike, pushing the limits of storytelling beyond the confines of the screen and into the physical world. Melissa has conceived and created award winning work for HBO, Warner Brothers, Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and brands like VW, MTV, Nike, Burger King, Microsoft, Adidas, Coke Zero, Toyota, General Mills, American Express and others. Her work has been honored by LIA, the Cannes Lions, The Television Academy, One Show, The Webby Awards, Communication Arts and many others. Melissa regularly speaks about her work at conferences and companies including SXSW, Google, Microsoft Labs, The Geneva International Film Festival, Create Tech, AIGA and the International Space Conference. She is happiest when she is making something.
“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” – Ursula K. Le Guin