Melissa Coleman Bramlage is an entrepreneur, registered nurse, mother and lawn-mower extraordinaire. Founder and former CEO of SaraBear, her patented diaper caddy line and popular brand was acquired in 2011. Melissa knew her experience in creating and marketing SaraBear could be eye-opening and inspirational for other would-be entrepreneurs. But for a long while the wounds were still too fresh, the exhilarating highs too high, the dark lows too low.
By 2013, she was finally ready. It was time to tell her story. So, tell it she does, with candor and heart, revealing a journey of personal transformation by way of a one-in-a-million triumph.
Melissa knows in the marrow of her bones and the pit of her stomach that to be a successful entrepreneur you have to be up before the sun, ready to face the day with all its potential joy and heartache. You have to shrug off the conventional advice of friends and family. You have to confront the road “less traveled” with the faith that your resume will read like hers, “Doer of many things, none of which seem to have any relation to one another – unless you possess the eyes to truly see!”
These days, when she’s not obsessively in quest of the perfect green lawn, Melissa can often be spotted along the country roads of upstate New York, with a drooling mastiff hanging its head out the window, as she proudly drives her embarrassed kids to and from the ball fields of their glorious youth.