Melissa is 45% Swedish, 45% German and 10% shoe addict. Her love for Vancouver bloomed while spending a year exploring Canada after graduation. Shortly after, she studied communication design in Hamburg and bagged herself a BA in creative advertising in London. Sadly, after never meeting the queen, she headed to Berlin and worked 9-to-whenever at Saatchi & Saatchi and a quirky art space built from 34 shipping containers called Platoon. But the mountains drew Melissa back to BC, where she now resides in Vancouver. In her free time you’ll see her on any kind of board, with or without wheels. She hates raisins, is pretty good at foosball, once won £500 for a condom ad, and made “baking day” an actual day in the UK.