Melanie is a seasoned Human Resources professional with 20 years of experience in a wide variety of companies, from small start-ups to multi-office and international businesses. Melanie has always worked in the creative space – Advertising, Design, Music, Production, and Entertainment and can speak HR to people in a language they can understand.

Melanie’s extensive knowledge includes areas from performance reviews, volume onboarding, retirement, and compliance, to record keeping, payroll, benefits, complicated California leaves and workers compensation, multi-state and expat employees, visas, and more.

Melanie has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University, a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Communication from Michigan State University, and her HR Certificate from Loyola Marymount University,

Melanie always enjoys a good gif, a good food blog, and a good motivational snippet: “The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.” – Anonymous