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Melissa Stager, EMBA, SEP


Melissa Stager, EMBA, SEP, is the Owner of bee mngt where she manages small business clients, including the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education for Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., and Retreat Cove Studios for fine artist Philip Buller.

She holds an Executive MBA in Business and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences, Cum Laude, with an emphasis in Applied Design and Distinction in Art. Her focus was Furniture Design, Conceptual Art, Mixed Media Installation Art, and Japanese Art History, with additional Interior Design and Architecture studies as her first major. Her body of work focused on patterns and childhood narratives. She had a 7-year career in curatorial arts and fine art consulting as Gallery Director for Susan Street Fine Art, where she managed dozens of painting and sculpture exhibitions for well-established artists.

Melissa is on the Board of Directors at Eightfold Path. She has completed training in Somatic Experiencing® and NeuroEffective Touch, with additional Relational Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) training. Her studies in these fields have led to the personal relief of chronic pain and stress-based nervous system dysregulation. She has a passion for helping others heal traumatic impact symptoms somatically.

Outside of work, Melissa is a traveler, artist, designer, and photographer learning to play the lap steel guitar. She was born in Havre, Montana, grew up in San Jose, CA, and resides in Vista, CA. She has an affinity for mid-century furniture and succulents and is a proud mother to a grown son who lives in San Francisco, CA.



Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Melissa Stager is the owner of Bee Mgnt. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Ms. Stager has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Melissa Stager has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.