“Mel, your infectious energy and positive outlook has been transformative.  The amount of movement we’ve made for the positive in the past year is nothing short of miraculous!”

Meg Burmeister, Executive DirectorNortheast Kingdom Council on Aging

“Mel Reis & Associates has helped us clarify our branding strategy, coordinate our digital communications effort, and rejuvenate our giving program.  Her kindness, competence, charisma, and drive have enabled us to see real results in just a few short months of working together.”

Shawn Tester, former CEONorthern Counties Health Care, St. Johnsbury, VTNorthern Counties Health Care

“Mel has been an incredible resource as I worked to launch my business.  She took the time to understand my industry and niche, spending countless hours investing in helping Pathways build a business and market to our target audience.  Mel was consistently available, energetic, and amazing to work with.  I would highly recommend Mel for a multitude of reasons, but most for her constant passion for helping grow and improve Pathways and her perpetual “can do” attitude!”

Dr. Lisa Henkel, CEOPathways to Academic Excellence, Voorheesville, NYPathways to Academic Excellence

“While Principal at the Bradford Elementary School, Mel was instrumental in helping our staff and students to unpack the complexities of starting up our student-driven pizza business.  She came to school and took our sixth graders through the fundamentals of marketing for a small business. Mel’s professional expertise is matched by her ability to connect and communicate providing all of us with a meaningful and relevant learning experience.”

Dr. Adam Norwood, former PrincipalBradford Elementary School, Bradford, VTBradford Elementary School

Mel Reis & Associates developed a three-year comprehensive advancement plan for The Riverside School encompassing plans for marketing, development, and admissions.

The Riverside School, Lyndonville, VTThe Riverside School

Mel provided guidance for a new brand strategy, marketing plan, interior design updates, and interior and exterior signage.

Derek LaBorie, OwnerPort City Coffee Roasters, Portsmouth, NHPort City Coffee Roasters

The VPA brought on a new Executive Director in the summer of 2017 and Mel was asked to give a presentation to the VPA Board of Trustees to discuss the role of advancement in non-profits.

Vermont Psychological Association, Montpelier, VTVermont Psychological Association

Mel Reis brings both the big picture 30,000 foot view and the exact pin point know how to her consulting clients. As a new solopreneur, I had many questions. Mel explained the concepts in ways I could understand and then helped me map out the ground work I should do to accomplish those goals. She is practical and encouraging, constantly encouraging the need to tell the story of a business or school. My love of organizing has found a friend in Mel, who helped me create a CRM and boosted marketing efforts from tentative to confident and effective. Before engaging her for my business, I had seen her creativity and enthusiasm at work in an advancement project for an independent school of which I am on the board. My business has so many more tools to succeed after consulting with Mel Reis and Associates and I strongly recommend her excellent services.

Rebecca Hill-LarsenFounder and OwnerEmbark Organizing