Melyssa Holik

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Seattle, WA
New Mexico State University
Bourbon, Scotch, And Whisky, Heritage Foods, Cheese And Cultured Foods
  • Melyssa will go to extreme lengths questing after food experiences; the farthest she's ever traveled for food was 8,050 miles, when she achieved a lifelong dream and visited Singapore.
  • She enjoys making cheese, sour cream, and other cultured products at home.
  • An avid photographer, Melissa avoids using non-edible items to style her food shots (so she can eat it afterward).


Melyssa has worked as a professional writer for nearly 10 years. Since earning her degree in journalism and art, she has worked in a variety of media roles throughout her career, including graphic designer, publications manager, photographer, and web editor. She previously wrote a regular beer column for Santa Fe's Local Flavor magazine. She joined Static Media in 2023 to write about her favorite things in life: food, drink, and how they bring us together.


Melyssa has two bachelor's degrees from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces: a B.A. in Journalism and a B.F.A. in Photography and Graphic Design.
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