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About Melinda.

Culture is a silent language. Communication calls it into being. Whether active or passive, troubled or well, an organization's cultural health is the product of people and communication.

My philosophy on training and consulting sits at the intersection of experiential learning and strategic communications, where emotions, analytics, practicality, and dynamics of "whole brain thinking" provide balance for the sustainability and health of an organizational ecosystem.

A passion for improving communications competency in people and groups flows from decades of leadership experience in trades education.

My forte for designing communication junctures that serve to build trust and excellence in organizations flows from a master's in Strategic Communication and Leadership. With education as King and experience as Queen, I help organizations function and operate from a state of unimpeded flow. 

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2022 - 2024

Gonzaga University

Masters in Strategic Communications & Leadership.

Research: "Flow Theory": junctures for strategic communications that unite teams, embrace tensions, and advance a shared mission. "Matriarchal Leadership Theory": a femme leadership attuned to human flourishing.

2020 - 2022

Lewis-Clark State College

Bachelor of Science in Communications

Magna cum laude / President's List

Communications theory, research, and development

Cultural Communications


North Idaho College

Associate of Arts in Communications

Dean's List /Small Group Communications/ Journalism/ Theatre

Alumni of The Year.

1999 - 2010

Aveda Institute

Cosmetology Instructor Certificate

4MAT adult learning instructor training

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