S: Melanie Hoffman's GSE Book
FC: Melanie Hoffman GSE 2011 District 5790 Texas, USA
1: May 18, 1969 This is the day Melanie came into the world - born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, about a half hour outside of Pittsburgh. Although my dad was an eye doctor, my first home was a farm, with chickens and a goat (that was as farmer as we got). One of my first and favorite memories was walking around the property with my dad, checking out all the new pine trees - most were just my size!
3: My two homes I live in Flower Mound, TX (10 minutes from the DFW Airport). The back patio is the shape of TX. In 2004, I started Brandnu Marketing. Our office is in Addison, a suburb of North Dallas. | HOME
4: Family | LOVE LOVE LOVE being an aunt to Sara & Drew!
5: Center: Niece Sara, 14 and nephew Drew, 11; Just above: Best picture with my brother Steve | Above: Sister-in-law Krista; Below: My great Uncle Irv and Aunt Pearl (dad's side) | Left: My mom and her sister Ellen
6: God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ...Dad | Daddy's Girl
8: Teddy and Nala,in Texas' state flower - the bluebonnet. | Puppy love
9: Nala, the beauty queen. | Cousin dog Gorgy and Teddy dressed up for the Super Bowl. Just became a foster dog mom.
10: Dearest of Friends: Very blessed with good friends. Some of my closest from lf to rt: Debbie from college; Victor a best buddy met through business; Debra a blessing from Rotary; Birgitta, Stacey, Juliette and Dana from 20+ year group, Daniella at bottom right who is now in South Africa and other fabulous Rotarian friends in top right - Melissa, LeeAnn, Jackie and Janet.
12: Yourh Exchange | Mayara - Bazilil 2007 | Flor - Chile 1986 | Beatrice - Brazil 2009 | Sun - Thailand with our oldest member (96.5, Leiland) | Lifetime of involvement with exchange students including those not pictured, Anika, Sweden '83; Sophie, Belguim '84; Songueve, Phillipeans '85; Isa, Mexico '87 and counseling outbound student Brianna who is currently in Argentina.
13: Steelers | With fab friend Kathie
14: love to snap pictures
15: some of my favorite holidays
16: At Brandnu Marketing, we have five employees in-house and about 10 remote. Above from lf. to rt. Kevin, senior art director; client and Megan, mkg coordinator; and Karla, web developer. To rt., team manned one of the rest-stops for my Rotary club's bike ride fundraiser. | The Brandnu Team | Brandnu Marketing will be seven on April 1st! And just a year ago, we created Creatives in DFW (to right).
17: Some of our work . . .
18: GSE Team 2011
19: Things most don't know about me: My first pet was a goat named Max. When two, in parade and won most unusual pet. Brother’s name for me is ‘organ donor.’ He says this because he thinks I am too nice to strangers. I actually am an organ donor. Not good with small pieces of paper. Lose in three minutes or less. Usually less! Love coffee ice cream. Dislike coffee. Had braces at age 36 for a year and a half. Orphan Annie hair at age 10. Horrible! Have the loudest sneezes in America. My dad would say they ranked on the Richter scale. Passionate about helping others. Mostly with families with chronically-ill or terminal children. Currently helping Howard, a previously homeless senior. Sweetest man, but very complicated to help. I'm STUBBORN - lift things that are too heavy, work when I am sick, won’t take any medicine you can taste and never reads instructions.