Melissa is the team hustler, visionary, leader, and creative who brings ideas to team’s field leaders to lend their expertise to bring those ideas to life. Melissa’s ambition and determination has brought skritswap through major funding and sales milestones in just 2 years. Melissa is also one of only four founders globally who participated in the Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon Valley.
Melissa was also one of three Canadians and only 60 recipients worldwide to receive the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Award for her ability to bring projects from ideation to implementation. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recognized Melissa for her proven trajectory and future potential for global impact. Melissa is also entering her third year on the LaunchEDU Advisory Board for SXSWedu and her master’s research on in-home medical monitoring devices was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.