Melissa joined NTP in July 2016 as an Operations Manager in the Operations Department. In this role, she handles logistical details and coordinates deliverables for several client tradeshows both in advance and onsite. She enjoys learning new methods and techniques in event management to support the goals, strategies, and challenges of a client’s event.
Previously, Melissa worked as a Conference Coordinator for the Water Environment Federation in the Conference Services and Exhibitions department, receiving more than six years of experience with a team that managed all logistical arrangements for an annual international show attracting nearly 25,000 attendees, in addition to many other in-house produced specialty conferences, seminars, summits, and workshops. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Mary Washington.
What’s your favorite party game?
Settlers of Catan is so fun for all ages – even my seven-year-old nephew is a formidable opponent and has beaten me many times!
What cheers you up?
Since college (and now into my 30s), my mom sends me care packages in the mail complete with homemade cookies, my favorite coffee, and magazine articles I might enjoy reading. It’s so comforting to know she is thinking of me
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I swim laps for exercise and often think about how fun it would be to be able to breathe underwater (no SCUBA required!).
What fictional character do you wish was real?
I’m convinced that Jo March from Alcott’s Little Women and I would get along famously.