Melissa Mae_Profile

Melissa Mae

Marketing & Communications Executive

Melissa Mae works with the Priority One team across marketing and communications by supporting the comms and media on a variety of projects and initiatives for the region. She is a hands-on intuitive professional with over 30 years of experience in film and television as a producer, director, internal and external communications, marketing, digital media, and the disability, medical and mental health sectors.

Melissa is a creative and relocated to Tauranga Moana six years ago with her daughter to enjoy the lifestyle and community she found after location scouting for a film project and discovered the many treasures this region is rich with. In her spare time, she focuses on producing film and television and promoting the growth of the screen sector in the Bay of Plenty. Melissa feels it is important to strengthen the industry and create greater opportunities in the region. Additionally, Melissa is a writer and a painter and when she is not busy crafting her latest masterpiece, she is working in her daughter’s popular coffee cart called Rudiemaes.