" Melissa is a skilled leader and experienced strategist who has a diverse skill set underpinned by a deep sense of integrity, professionalism and passion across all her ventures. I have worked with Melissa in a variety of capacities, initially at Rainforest Partnership where as a board member, I witnesses her incredible skill in working effortlessly in multiple capacities while always maintaining focus and assurance. She has a natural leadership ability and can function at micro and marco levels in challenging and complex situations. As part of a team, her drive and energy inspire her collaborators and her dynamic congeniality means shifting proficiently between mentoring interns, advising senior board members and working directly with Indigenous communities throughout Peru and Ecuador on a daily basis. In other creative endeavours, I have witnessed Melissa’s skills as a digital native, creative producer and project manager where her ability to develop and deliver large-scale ambitions ideas is second to none. Her work ethic is underpinned by an insatiable drive and passion for sustainability and climate action, meaning the core of every idea and decision is designed to make the world a better place. Melissa would be an asset to any organization with a shared vision for a sustainable future."

Leah Barclay: Australian Interdisciplinary Artist, Creative Producer, Composer and Researcher- Rainforest Partnership Board Member

Strategic Planning/ 
Creative Team Management

" I highly endorse Melissa Matherne as an all-around dynamic project leader. I have worked with Melissa for nearly a year and during that time I have witnessed her hit the ground running and move multiple projects forward smoothly and successfully. Melissa is incredibly bright and creative. She is proactive and thorough; she solves problems immediately and moves on seamlessly. Her committee members are inspired by her energy and positivity, motivated by her ability to lead and her dedication to the mission of Special Olympics Texas. As her colleague I am always amazed at her ability to accomplish so much. She’s communicated the mission of Special Olympics Texas to countless new volunteers, growing an entirely new constituent base in here in Austin in under six months."

Project Management

Renee George Nelms: Development Manager - V&A Museum of Design Dundee

I have worked across multiple projects with Melissa over the past two years. She takes the lead on tasks, has been incredibly dependable, innovative, and thorough. She's has created strong marcom materials, both branding and positioning with very little input. Melissa also helped pull off phenomenal in-person activations that have helped my teams win business and grow our company. A total "go-to" team member.

Gavin Gilas-  Managing Partner, YGC

Creative Direction
Creative Direction

I have worked across multiple projects with Melissa over the past two years. She takes the lead on tasks, has been incredibly dependable, innovative, and thorough. She's has created strong marcom materials, both branding and positioning with very little input. Melissa also helped pull off phenomenal in-person activations that have helped my teams win business and grow our company. A total "go-to" team member.

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Rachael Smith Designer / Urbanist