“Spirited” might just be the best word to describe Miss Melodie Buell. Melodie is an Event Producer and bar/spirits consultant hailing from Bend, Oregon. In the past few years she has found herself tied in, if not at the epicenter, to a vast majority of events across the US and beyond. Recently, she joined Tales of the Cocktail in Buenos Aires, produced the NW Spirits Show and is in the midst of planning Portland Cocktail Week.
When she is not planning and running events or crafting libations on a guest bartending shift, this former international ski racer and coach can be found bombing down mountains on her skis in winter and her bike in summer. She shares her passion and spirit with others through the Oregon Adaptive Sports Program for people with disabilities. She loves a good brown, bitter and stirred cocktail to finish a day.
Melodie served as a Cocktail Apprentice at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in 2011 and 2012 and is excited to return as a part of the management team in 2013.