At the end of 2009, Melissa was introduced to a local country musician, Matt Buckstein, who was looking for someone to manage his new band. Matt approached Melissa about the position and after one meeting the rest is "herstory". She had no experience in the music industry, but as the phrase goes: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Melissa quickly learned the ropes and took Buckstein on to their most successful year ever in 2010 - her first year managing the band. Melissa managed Buckstein for an entire year until she decided to open her own booking agency. As a manager, Melissa has committed herself solely to Buckstein, but she will continue to serve as a booking agent to several other artists and groups.
So how was All-Pro Booking Agency, LLC created? Melissa now knew she loved aviation and she knew she loved booking bands, so she thought "How can I combine the two things I love?" Then one night, while brain-storming with her mom, out of the clear blue sky, All-Pro Booking was born.
- Since 2011, Buckstein has continued to grow and expand as a band and as a fan favorite at the world famous Grizzly Rose in Denver.
-As of March of 2015, the band celebrated their 100th show at the Grizzly Rose as a house band.
-As of February of 2016, Melissa "retired" from Buckstein after the best year yet for the band. She is grateful and honored to be with a great group of people since 2009. "I had the best time of my life. I am blessed to have had the most wonderful opportunity to be Buckstein's manager".
Melissa has been writing a spiritually-based guide. She has created another website and service. Please check out www.melissa-berg.com for her art photography and inspirational messages.
Melissa learned at a young age how important it is to volunteer and to "give back" to communities and organizations. Not only does she love aviation and music, but she also has a passion for photography.
She is a volunteer photographer for the following organizations:
- The Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce
- The Colorado Aviation Historical Society
- The National Kidney Foundation
- The American Cancer Society
- The Forum Hair Studio
- Air Denver, Inc
Please contact Melissa for any volunteer photography opportunities.