With a strong passion for color and creativity, Melissa is a fine art photographer capturing traditional subjects with a modern, abstract style. Melissa spent over 15 years working in Crisis Management providing Survivor and Family Assistance support around the world after mass casualty aviation accidents and terrorist attacks. Over the years, her self-care practice integrated photography and art journaling as tools to process her own career-related grief and trauma. Melissa’s creativity quickly evolved from self-care ritual to passion and continues to grow as a purpose to share color and creativity through art photography and creativity workshops. Her fine art photography collections have been shown in exhibitions and public art installations in New York City and Seattle. Through her creativity workshops, attendees discover the power of color and a creative routine on well-being, creative thinking and problem solving.
Melissa grew up outside Dallas, TX and lived in NYC for 9 years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. She currently lives in Downtown Seattle and gives in to her wanderlust desires as often as possible.