Melissa Harstine

Communications Consultant & Copywriter

Compelling stories can change lives. I witnessed it during my 10-year career in nonprofit communications, and I see it now as I help mission-minded businesses connect with their customers and make an impact on the world.

Power comes from nuance. I notice subtle things my clients communicate with an eye twitch or a slight change in their voice. It helps me infuse my clients’ values and personality into their writing.

I’m an analytical creative. A thinker and feeler. Ideas pop out of my mind like popcorn.

  • College: University of Iowa

  • Field of study: English and journalism

  • Favorites: Black coffee, presidential biographies, baking up a storm, and attending K-State games with my sweet husband.

  • Fun fact: I grew up on a family farm in Iowa. My county had 2.5 times more pigs than people!


Audrey Armstrong

Administrative & Research Assistant

Surviving the craziness of four young sons definitely prepared me for the multitasking required in admin work. I’ve been married to my adventuresome husband, Aaron, for 13 years, and we have 4 boys (ages 9, 8, 6 and 2).

Previous jobs: elementary school French teacher, high school English and French teacher, editor for an online women’s ministry website, assistant teacher at a preschool.

  • College: Truman State University

  • Field of study: B.S. in English/Linguistics, B.A. in French, Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Favorites: Run, hike, read, bake, travel, and watch the St. Louis Cardinals. (When I'm not playing with the boys or doing mountains of laundry, that is!)

  • Fun Fact: My husband is a competitive Olympic weightlifter.


Nathan Fleming

Graphic Design & Digital Marketing Assistant

I love everything creative. I love to learn new social media and graphic design skills in my free time. I also like to make music! (Check out my band on Spotify!)

  • College: Kansas State University

  • Field of study: Marketing and Sales

  • Fun fact: I am a founding member of the Rap n Producing Club at Kansas State University.