Our Team

The Meld team is a group of creative, passionate, focused, and results-oriented marketing experts. Chances are, if you meet any one of them, you’ll be greeted with a kind word and a lasting connection.

Melinda Pradarelli

Melinda Pradarelli

Founder and CEO

With 20+ years in marketing and brand strategy, Melinda has been recognized as a Top 250 Leader and a Most Influential Person by the Corridor Business Journal.

Ellen Hallin

Ellen Hallin

Chief Financial Officer

Ellen oversees finances, drives staff development, and provides oversight for Meld's website and CRM projects.

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

Vice President for Client Relations

Michelle (or CV as she’s known) keeps our clients happy and our projects on-time and on-budget.

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Amanda Tower

Director of Content Strategy

Amanda leads the Meld content team. You can always count on her to have a clever blurb of copy (or a good dad joke) up her sleeve.

Nate Collins

Nate Collins

Senior Graphic Designer

Nate brings a creative eye for visual design to all of his projects, including web, print, digital, and photography.

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Samantha Barbato

Content Specialist

Sam is a social media expert with a deep understanding of how to connect businesses with their respective audiences.

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Chief Executive Boxer

Indie brings a love of snuggles, naps, and play to her role at Meld.

Paige Schlichte

Paige Schlichte

Content Specialist

Paige uses her love for words to engage, educate, and influence audiences.

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Talya Miller

Creative Content Specialist

Talya helps brands thrive through thoughtful storytelling, combining creativity and strategy.

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“Wow! I can’t say enough good things about the team at Meld Marketing! They did a social media audit for the non-profit I work for. They presented everything in a clear and concise manner while making the overall experience so much fun. I learned a lot from them and I can’t wait to put their expert advice into motion. You guys are the best!”

Tammy Bonnett

Volunteer Coordinator, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity