Melanie's love of storytelling has been lifelong. It began with her first role as Rudolph in her grade one Christmas pageant. She pursued a career in performing arts throughout her youth, studying at Spectrum, continuing at Malaspina College (now VIU), and eventually at The London Theatre Conservatory in the UK. She then returned to Canada, settling in Vancouver.
A multi-talented professional, Mel has a broad range of industry experience as a:
Theatre, Film, Commercial and TV Actor,
Extras Casting Assistant and Wrangler,
Additionally, MelWood Media, her video production company, works with industry leaders and subject matter experts to help them take advantage of emerging social media platforms in order to deliver their messages directly to their audiences.
Mel’s passion for inspiring the best in others is evident in all she does. Where she excels is in helping talented individuals bring out the best, so that they can realize their projects, develop their personal brands, and elevate their careers and craft. She believes that creating a safe place to explore and experiment allows her clients and students to grow and shine.