Melissa Menatti

Freelance Creative Writer & Photographer

Location:Orem, Utah, United States
2 Skills
Melissa Menatti
(801) 687-1628
Creative Writer, Artistic Director
Proficient in a creative writing style to engage the audience, convey a specific message not only through words
but emotion and persuasion. Ability to design a marketing image to build the company brand, clearly
communicate their vision and build a positive corporate reputation. Possess strong presentation skills to engage
the audience in verbal participation building on the dynamic in the room to create greater interest. Interpersonal
acumen to screen potential candidates, instill a mutual vision in the mission of the company that carries over
into ongoing training to forge effective teams. Successful at creating the vision, direction and strategies to
establish new departments, evaluate current company performance and improve products.
Core Qualifications
. Artistic Vision
. Solution-Oriented
. Open-Minded and Creative
. Clear and Effective Communication
. Confident Presentation Skills
. Visual Design and Communication
. Strategic Planning
. Continuous Quality Improvement
. Recruitment and Retention
. Team Development and Motivation
Personal Strengths
Ability to undertake new and unique challenges. Interpersonal communication and motivation to engage as a
whole towards a common goal. Superior planning, organizing and project management skills.
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Art History Brigham Young University, 2004
Technical: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Quickbooks
Interpersonal: Behavioral Interviewing, Negotiating, Conflict Resolution, Creating Vision and Motivation
Personal: Writer, Photographer, Voice Artist
Melissa Menatti
(801) 687-1628
Professional Experience
Writer, Photographer, Voice Artist
Melissa Menatti, LLC, 2010-present
I am the founder of my own business as an author, photographer and voice artist.
. Writer: I have published a book of poetry, gWelcome to my Soul: A Metaphorical Journey,h available online
( and at local retail stores. Freelance writer for local travel and food.
. Photographer: Architectural and portrait photographer. Prints for sale online and at local retailers.
. Voice Artist: Recording artist for professional marketing promos, online-tutorials, phone systems, and vocal performance.
Local Coordinator
Education First Foundation, 2010-present
Recruit local families with international exchange students seeking an international cultural and educational experience.
Develop relationships and coordinate with local school district and high school representatives to ensure placement for
international students. Recruit, screen and train families with suitable home environments and match them with a
compatible exchange student.
Director of Internal Operations
Health Behavior Innovations, 2006-2010
Strategically developed the areas of IT, HR, Graphics & Marketing and Project Management for enhanced company
performance and team development.
. Information Technology
o Architected and provided reliable IT systems for the company employees and operations.
o Implemented a company-wide voice-over IP system.
o Contracted hosted-IT-management systems. Co-managed network development, internal server management,
hardware, software, as well as web, email and server hosting.
o Ensured quality IT support and troubleshooting for all company employees.
o Coordinated website development (content and design) for 3 separate websites.
. Human Resources
o Processed payroll.
o Negotiated benefits to ensure best quality and savings for employees.
o Developed company policies and wrote Employee and Manager Handbooks.
(801) 687-1628
Melissa Menatti
(801) 687-1628
o Designed a cohesive recruitment system for smooth and consistent hiring, ongoing employment practices, training
and termination.
o Developed Continuous Quality Improvement program to evaluate current company performance and ongoing
improvement systems; trained managers and developed feedback reports and analysis.
o Planned and catered all company events, trainings and meetings.
o Developed Internship program in coordination with the local colleges and universities;
o Screened candidates for skill set as well as internal motivation and drive commiserate with the position, team and
company vision. Grew the company from 15 to 85 employees with 90% retention.
o Projected hiring and training costs to anticipate financial needs and growth expectancy.
. Graphics and Marketing
o Unified and developed the companyfs visual image.
o Learned Adobe Creative Suite and developed all marketing materials.
 Brochures, posters, postcards, advertisements, logos, letter head, web templates, success marketing
campaign, handbooks, and forms.
. Project Management
o Entrusted to develop and manage special projects for the CEO.
o Negotiations for vendor contracts.
o Voice artist for phone systems and training modules.
Executive Manager
Midwives College of Utah, 2002-2004
As the only full-time employee of the college, I worked with the Board of Directors to develop all aspects of the college
including recruitment, program development, billing and finances, website and software development, and designing and
publishing catalogs, brochures and other marketing materials.
Executive Assistant
Sierra West Jewelers, 2001-2002
Western Standard, 2001
Aspen Grove, 2000
Working as an executive assistant in these companies I carried many responsibilities in addition to the support of the
executive team. These responsibilities included client and vendor relations, billing and finances, product inventory
(including diamond audits), template design, developing efficient office procedures, and conflict resolution.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing