Bon Vivant PR's founder Melissa Toledo began her career at small to medium-sized PR agencies representing clients such as BASF (Builders Association of South Florida), the South Florida International Auto Show, and Miami Spice -
securing local, regional and national media exposure for high-profile entrepreneurs and up-and-coming chefs.
After her long hiatus from the field to pursue a profession in education, she returned to the PR world freelancing for Sweetie Pie by Savie, a bakery based in Athens, Georgia.
That experience confirmed how much she truly enjoyed being a publicist, particularly for small businesses.
Months after moving to the Midwest and with her husband's encouragement, Bon Vivant PR was born. After a year in Iowa, Melissa and her family moved back to the Classic City where she continues to represent Marlene's at Sevastopol Station, a fine dining restaurant based in Des Moines, Iowa, as well as Craft Public House, Tranquility Massage and Wellness and Crossroads Property Services.