Melissa has a strong desire to seek, know, understand and fulfill in regards to being a successful marketer.

She is most often buried among piles of consumer surveys, data sets, and spreadsheets – working to help clients make sense of piles of numbers, and how they should use them strategically to inform their most critical marketing decisions. Melissa thrives on every “A-ha!” moment. We thought we would sit down with her today and ask her some questions.

Tell us the story of how your parents picked your name.

The whole time my mom was pregnant with me, she and my dad referred to me as Wendy Diane or Heather Diane. When I was born, they took one look at me and named me Melissa Drew.

Favorite thing about your job?

Uncovering a key consumer insight that results in a game-changing strategic approach. What was your dream job when you were younger? Duh…professional surfer.

Song you can’t get out of your head currently?

Bruno Mars’s “24K Gold” and “St. Motel’s Move.”

What’s your favorite sandwich/cocktail/sweet treat?

Old Fashioned (applies to all 3?)

If i could tell my 19 year old self anything it would be…

Actually, my 17 year old self would’ve needed to know this but, go travel Europe for one year before starting college

Words you live by?

No regrets.