Hey, I’m Melissa.


I'm a bit of an oxymoron. I’m spontaneous, but a planner, strategic, but a dreamer and adventurous, but love sitting in my favorite chair on the weekends with a glass of wine and a good book. I am not much for putting myself in a box, however, I enjoy putting other things in boxes, categories and well-defined lists. I am a different color sharpie for every calendar appointment kind of girl. However, don’t let my type A-ness scare you. I also have a passion for creativity and find inspiration in art, music, storytelling and travel. 

I spent four years of my life traveling the world teaching music and the performing arts to students in eleven countries. Those years of living in and out of hundreds of different homes taught me to be flexible and adaptable to life’s many changing circumstances….and to pack light. 

I recently founded Blanchard Communications, where we tell the stories that build brands. If you are a brand with a story to tell, check us out HERE.

In my spare time, you’ll find me in a pair of Merrell hiking boots taking in every bit of nature that I possibly can, or in that chair with that book (and that wine).

Don't be shy, drop me a line.