About Melissa

Chronological Overview (present-past)

2018

  • Performing music in Michigan with Jake Tobias.
  • Running a small internet marketing business publishing websites and managing social media campaigns, called Dream Town Media.
  • Author of the PermanentWorkation.com travel blog where I detail highlights from my adventures around the world.

Hobbies

  • Cooking (canning and catering) at the Kayser Cafe
  • bicycling
  • swimming
  • yoga
  • home improvement

2018 Goals

  • New Solo Album
  • Perform at select clubs & venues around Detroit

2010-2017

  • Featured Vocalist and Musician in the New Deal Band on board Princess Cruises vessels
  • Founded PermanentWorkation.com travel blog

2009

  • Founded a small internet marketing business publishing websites and managing social media campaigns for entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians called Dream Town Media.
  • Placed my band, 7 Million Jigawatts original song, “I’ve Got You Covered” in the Ford Mustang online advertising campaign.

2003

  • Founded Detroit Based Rock & Soul band, 7 Million Jigawatts with Jake Tobias

1998-2009

  • Worked for corporate America
    • WPP / JWT / Wunderman / Team Detroit (now GTB)
    • Entertainment Publications
    • Microsoft

1992 – 1998

  • Central Michigan University
    • Bachelors degrees in English and Music
  • Alpena Community College
    • Associates Degree in Fine Arts

Pre 1992

  • Alpena High School
    • Principle Soloist & Concert Choir
  • Thunderbay Jr. High School
  • Hillman Community Elementary