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Who  We  Are

We are creative problem-solvers who love finding innovative and often tech-savvy solutions to launch new ideas.


From branding to resume writing to event planning, we have experience in a variety of areas. Our business experience began with Sophie's Tales, an educational publishing company specializing in publications for children with hearing loss, including Hearing Our Way magazine. 


Our mission is to inspire, connect, and empower our clients by providing ideas, tools, and a creative kickstart sure to

get the job done.

Melanie Paticoff Grossman, M.S.D.E.

Mel Paticoff Grossman earned her Masters of Science in Deaf Education from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where she received the Max A. Goldstein Award for Professional Promise. She grew up in Jericho, New York and currently splits her time between Long Island and St. Louis. 

She was a self-published author by the age of 20, when she wrote her first children's book about a little dog with a cochlear implant called Sophie's Tales: Learning to Listen in 2010. A second book, Sophie's Tales: Overcoming Obstacles, soon followed in 2012.

After graduating from WashU in 2013, Mel launched the only magazine for kids and teens with hearing loss, Hearing Our Way. She continues to serve as editor-in-chief of this quarterly publication that now reaches over 35 countries around the world. 

Mel is someone who cannot help but think creatively and offer a helping hand. Her involvement in projects, both personally and professionally, have spanned a variety of fields and services. Mel has been counted on to:

  • guide younger family members through their college application, internship, and job search processes

  • serve as President of Next Dor STL, a non-profit that provides programming for Jewish young adults

  • redesign the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper by serving on a format task force to increase young readership

  • curate custom menus for themed events and blog about each event and its menu for the local blog series, It Takes Two

  • design, organize, and execute events, including b'nai mitzvahs and her own wedding, with a personal touch

  • create custom, easy-to-manage websites for hearing loss organizations and audiology practices

For more information on Melanie's background & experience, see her resume below or contact her at


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