Melissa is an adventurous traveller and passionate PR professional with over 5 years experience in the communications industry. Qualified with a Master of Professional Communication, her specialties include media relations, marketing, social media, event management and accumulating stamps in her worn-in passport.

Presently, Melissa is an Account Manager at Bannikin Travel and Tourism, a Toronto-based consulting group that specializes in the travel and tourism market. After hours, she writes and maintains the travel blog, Melissa To and Fro ( and her travel writing and photography has been featured on The Huffington Post Canada and Hostelbookers. She’s also worked with a variety of international travel and tourism partners to develop interesting and informative online content. 

While in her own country, Melissa enjoys trying new food, riding her bike around Toronto’s eccentric 'hoods and taking long walks on the beach with her dog, Oli. 

"I'm thrilled to help engage Toronto's network of talented, smart and ridiculously fun young professionals. See you at our next event!" - Melissa