Behind the Scenes

Melissa Bartell

Wordsmith & Social Media Maven

Melissa came to Breathing Spaces to help with social media and do some editing, and immediately felt like this is the place she should have been working all along. Her knowledge comes from twenty years in the mortgage industry followed by over a decade on the editorial staff of various ezines. She has been a family caregiver, one step removed, and has trained rescue dogs for animal-assisted therapy. When she’s not promoting Breathing Spaces’ programs and philosophies on the internet, she’s a writer, podcaster, and voice actor. She fosters rescue dogs for an organization in Texas, where she lives with her husband and their three permanent pack members.

Clay Robeson


Clay has worked on the communications side of the tech world for over a decade in industries ranging from marketing to non-profits to healthcare. His initial engagement for a quick website refresh for Breathing Spaces has led to a much longer, and much more satisfying relationship with this amazing caregiving community. When not navigating the digital currents of the internet, he can be found assisting with running a non-profit improvisational theater, taking photographs, or helping to herd urban goats.

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