ABOUT  MEL

Born and raised in the NW I am a gal of many things.  Four seasons, skiing, rain and evergreens.  Coastal waters, coffee, and blue jeans. 

I spend my days working as an instructional assistant in a special ed elementary classroom.  In my spare time you can find me making jewelry, doing photography, and graphic design.

Sports Photography:

Seattle Sounders, MLS Soccer - Prost Amerika

Reign, NWSL Soccer - Prost Amerika

Seattle Seawolves. NRL Rugby - NW Sports Photography

Seattle Dragons - XFL Football - NW Sports Photography

Hockey - Center Ice Magazine

OSA, PAC NW, WPSL/NPSL Soccer - Head Photographer

Seattle Polo Club, NPA - Head Photographer

Special Olympics USA Games - worked for Rod Mar

Clients:

• 7 Hair Salon     • All Starr Auto Glass    •  Seattle Sounders Women

• Revival Ink        • Odin Brewing             •  Yam Hill Valley Vineyards

• OHSU               • Key Light+Shadow     • Seattle Public Schools

Education and Continuing Education:

BS - Communications and Science Education - Portland State University

Study Abroad - Center For Digital Imaging and Sound - British Columbia

Certificate - Museum Studies - University of Washington

Certificate - Photography - University of Washington

Masters - Special Education (currently) - University of Washington

Studied Photography with Peter Schutter - Apprentice for Ansel Adams

Took classes for many years at the Photographic Center NW, Fusion Beads, and Dava Beads.

Awards & Galleries

Photographic Center NW - Long Shot - 3 separate years

Photographic Center NW - Metro Buss Contest - 1 year

Hot One In Action - Button Contest - 2 separate years

Fusion Beads - Sounders Bracelet on display - Peyote Stitch - my design

Blue Sky Gallery - No String Attached Show

     • Tagged - 5 piece collection on being bullied

     •  Conversation in Education - 12 piece collection

Local Color Gallery - 2 separate shows in Street Photography

Fun Fact:

My name MEL is not only the first 3 letters of my name, but is also my initals.

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