Melissa Martyr | Director of Operations

Every day at NewStudio Architecture, Melissa finds new ways to apply her background in marketing, business operations, customer support, and project management. She visualizes, organizes, plans, and develops. "I make things happen," she says.

Because Melissa also has considerable experience in program development, technology, training, partnership development, education, and the arts, she's integral to various initiatives that support the mission and values of NewStudio Architecture. "I’m not shy about contributing my skills," Melissa adds. "Actually, I’m never shy about anything."

Best Thing About Our Office:
The new bathroom with a shower (superb after jogging) with gorgeous glass tile (an amazing blue)

What Most People Don’t Know About Me:
I’m one of the founders of a language immersion and International Baccalaureate school, Lakes International Language Academy, in Forest Lake, MN; we opened in 2004 with 174 students in grades K-4 and today the school has two campuses for grades K-12 and an enrollment over 1,000

Favorite Office Supply:
Diet Coke




M.S. Professional Studies in Higher Education, Iowa State University

B.A. Journalism and Mass Communications, Iowa State University