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Melissa Santell

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Melissa Santell is a native New Yorker with a taste for bringing ideas to life –in the kitchen and at the office. Since graduating from the University of Tampa in 2012, she has established herself as a remarkable individual with a passion for food and entrepreneurship.

After being named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 30 under 30, Melissa moved to New York City to chase her dreams. Shortly after, she became the Director of Marketing at Neuman’s Kitchen, a luxury catering and events company. Melissa’s next venture at The Marketing Posse, a food and beverage focused agency, led her to work with huge corporate brands like PepsiCo, Welch’s and Impossible Foods. From crafting engaging social media content to telling her client’s story through stellar messaging, every company she touched was differentiated from others in a highly competitive market.

Today Melissa is a restaurant marketing consultant, photographer and blogger at www.foodxfeels.com. When she’s not writing about local culinary experiences, you can find her creating recipes for brand partners or eating her way through the closest dessert menu.