Meet The Team

Melissa hails from the great State of New Mexico, where she grew up thrifting and going to auctions with her folks. After high school, Melissa spent some time traveling and living abroad, before settling in Florida to finish her degree in Technical Writing. She spent years as an editor for a local and regional history publisher, after which she decided to put her organizational and marketing skills to better use by building a small business community on the NW Side of Chicago. Melissa is mother to two fabulous boys, and when she is not running three businesses, enjoys crafting, gardening and camping with all of her free time.