Melissa is the Chief Connector and CEO of Cowork Waldo, a neighborhood coworking community in Kansas City, Missouri. Melissa created Cowork Waldo in 2012 based on her own needs after working from home for many years running her Marketing Company. In addition to operating Cowork Waldo, she continues to consult other coworking spaces and small businesses in maximizing their marketing efforts online and beyond.
Melissa is the Chair of the Kansas City Coworking Alliance whose mission is to raise the awareness of coworking in the Kansas City region. http://www.kccoworking.com/
In 2014, Melissa helped bring GCUC to her hometown, Kansas City, and has been coming to GCUC ever since.
At the beginning of 2017 Melissa almost closed her Coworking Space; but with a renewed focus on marketing, lots of financial adjustments and continued community building she turned things around and is finally making a profit!