Melanie has been a life long Clevelander and has worked as a teacher in Jewish Day Schools and as a social worker. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Case Western Reserve University. Although she has no formal art training, she has been trying different art mediums over the years. Melanie most recently has been sculpting ceramic pieces and designing traditional paper cuts. Melanie has spent most of her life taking care of her family both young and old. Her three children are currently in Jerusalem, Israel, and her oldest son has recently made Aliyah.