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

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Nate Collins

Design Director

Nate brings a creative eye for visual design to all of his projects, including web, print, digital, and photography. He also oversees Meld's video projects.

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Samantha Barbato

Content Strategy Manager

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

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Cheryl Wery

Account Manager

Cheryl is the link between Meld and our wonderful clients. She uses her skills to make sure every project is successful—and helps guide clients step by step.

Aaron Schrock

Aaron Schrock

Digital Director

Aaron Schrock is an experienced digital marketing professional with a wide range of expertise in digital strategy, traditional marketing, SEO, and SEM.

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Jami DeVries

Content Specialist

Jami is a storyteller at heart with a knack for creating content that brings both the distinctions and the emotions behind every brand to life.

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Adam Lowe

Web and Graphic Designer

Adam is a versatile designer that brings a commitment to delivering visually compelling and user-friendly designs.

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Chief Executive Boxer

Indie brings a love of snuggles, naps, and play to her role. She also prefers you book appointments with her on LinkedIn. 🙂

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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