February 10, 2019

Tips From The Top: One-On-One With Doug Melville

By Adam Mendler

Adam: Thanks again for taking the time to share your story and your advice. First things first, though, I am sure readers would love to learn more about you. What is something about you that would surprise people?

Doug: My first two jobs after college might surprise people.  I started my career driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as a ‘Hotdogger’.  For 400 days I crisscrossed through 48 states in a 27-foot long hot dog doing PR/Press for the brand. That led me (miraculously as my friends say) to my second job, the Assistant Tour Manager on Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time” tour.  It was an amazing moment.  I got to see the country for a second time, but this time with much better accommodations.

Adam: How did you get here? What failures, setbacks or challenges have been most instrumental to your growth?