About Us

Reach More • Convince More • Win More

Shift•ology Communication is dedicated to the “science of change” for the bioscience industries it serves. The award-winning professional team applies science-based communication practices — such as research, neuromarketing and evaluation — to help our clients reach more, convince more and win more.

We were founded in 2008 and are proud to be a certified Ohio Women-owned Business Enterprise.

Our Journey

From Mel’s old farmhouse to a downtown loft office, we have evolved; but we have maintained the same core values and passion for our craft and our clients.

Over 1 million students reached through Virtual Farm Trips

Certified as a Women-owned Business Enterprise

Agriculture Accounts team formed

Mel’s second term as commissioner and Commission President

Virtual Farm Trips program reaches 400,000 students!

Moved to Co-Hatch and hybrid work environment

200th graduate of OABA’s LAUNCH program

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association graduates their 200th student!

First decade of business!

Meet Our Team

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Melanie Wilt, APR

Founder & Chief Experience Officer
(aka Bossologist)

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Dan Toland

Director, Virtual Experiences
(aka Enabler of Internets)

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Marin Smith

Vice President of Client Services + Creative
(aka Princess Pixel Pusher)

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Emily Bennett

Account Manager
(aka Chief Grammarologist)

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Kari Griffith

Marketing Coordinator
(aka Office Momager)

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Cassie Jo Arend

Account Manager, Agriculture

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John Johnson

Digital Designer
(aka The Code Bender)

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Lydia Henry

Content Creator

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Mara Schmid

Ag Content Creator

Shift•ology's Barkologists

Our Barkologists play an integral role on the Shift•ology team, whether it’s protecting the human Shifters from the perils of Springfield (i.e. the UPS man or our maintenance guy) with their ferocious barks or helping us to get in the right frame of mind with a relaxing snuggle sesh on the white couches during a brainstorm. Chances are, one of these fur babies will be here if you ever stop by our office, so be sure to have some dog treats and a lint brush on hand!  



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Speaking Opportunities for your Group or Organization

From workshops, to educational sessions and keynote presentations, our team offers a wide variety of workshops, presentations and engagement opportunities for your group or organization. We will even customize presentations based on your needs. Learn more about the types of presentations we offer.



Hands-on training session that includes opportunities to collaborate and practice communication skills based on realistic scenarios geared toward your audience.


Keynote Program

Our team’s light, motivational and humorous presentations will wake up your conference audience and get them ready to learn, while improving basic communication skills.


Educational Session

Great for breakouts and smaller groups, these sessions include hands-on learning, collaboration and discussion.


We are always open to reviewing resumes for the following positions:

Account Manager