Melanie founded Blue Tree in 2017 after falling out of love with the academic and corporate worlds and in love with the start-up culture at 36 Degrees North in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has a doctorate in computer science and experience across many industries: healthcare, marketing, academia, research, financial, oil, government contracting, non-profits, and engineering. In 2019, she found herself in San Antonio, Texas, where she realized her specific skill set, giftings, and passions didn’t have to be separate. Since then, she has shifted Blue Tree’s focus to primarily work with non-profit organizations and small businesses.
Outside of work, Melanie loves giving back to the community, finding new trails to bike or walk, and hanging out with her two dogs, Peter and Lulu. She has been called foster parent, respite home, leader, volunteer, board member, advisor, teacher, trainer, triathlete, cyclist, and running coach over the years. Throughout her personal and professional life, what drives her is being a champion for transformation.