Originally from Saskatchewan, Melissa received her B.F.A. in Acting at the University of Alberta and is an Edmonton based theatre artist. She is an Artistic Associate with Theatre Yes and Associate Producer with theatre no. 6. Melissa is cocurator on the National Elevator Project and premiered her short play REPLAY at the Canoe Festival in 2014. She has also collaborated on new works for multidisciplinary festivals including: The Storefront Cinema Nights, Visualeyze Festival, and the Expanse Movement Festival. Melissa is the recipient of two Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards for acting. As Director of Communications and Membership Services, Melissa manages marketing, web content, printed publications, social media, the e-bulletin and is here to be a point of contact for the membership.