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Mickey Mellen

Technical Managing Partner

Mickey joined forces with Ali Green to form GreenMellen back in 2009. Since then, he’s served as the Technical Director for the agency, helping our clients with all manner of technical and business advice.

A frequent speaker and sharer of knowledge, Mickey has also led the Atlanta-based A Brighter Web meetup since 2012. He also blogs daily on his personal website and co-hosts our Brighter Web podcast with Robert Carnes.

With nearly two decades of experience using WordPress, Mickey is an active supporter of the annual WordCamp Atlanta. He’s also a recent graduate of the altMBA program. Mickey lives in Marietta with his wife, Kelly, and their two daughters.

  • Enneagram Number 5 (Investigator)
  • Hometown Midland, MI
  • Random Fact Living with snow is the pits, but I sure miss playing in it
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