Melody Ross is a world-renowned artist, author, and entrepreneur. In her twenties she built one of the most collected and sought-after brands in the designer paper industry, and has gone on to design licensed products for leading scrapbooking, home decor, giftwares, and textile companies. Melody's story and products have appeared in many magazines, books, and TV programs, and received awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Craft & Hobby Association.
It was a very personal trauma, however, that put her on the path to her life’s work. In 2004 her beloved husband sustained a debilitating brain injury. During the time Melody devoted herself to his recovery, they lost nearly everything, including the successful company they had built together — but they managed to keep their marriage and family intact. In 2009, Melody started Brave Girls Club with her sister Kathy; every day since has been a beautiful wild adventure of doing everything she loves most with the people she loves most. Melody hosts Brave Girl Camp art retreats at her ranch in Idaho and hugely popular online art courses subscribed to by students from around the world — in both she teaches everything she knows about art and the healing power of happiness and unconditional love.