Just ask Melinda Bell
.During her career as Vice President of Special Projects with Wright Entertainment Group she's worked with Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, to name just a few.
Melinda's love of the music biz started when she
was young.She used to be a performer herself and spent her teen years in Florida singing and dancing.
When it was time to go to college, Melinda
chose the University of Central Florida's School of Communication
and majored in Radio and Television, with a minor in Marketing.Eventually, she
snagged a job with Walt Disney World in their Events Department."I was lucky because there are theme parks where I live," says Melinda
."In New York or LA it's harder to get started.Disney World was a real asset."
While working at the 'happiest place on earth', she
organized a performance by New Kids on the Block.
was there when Backstreet Boys
auditioned for Johnny.
If you're a die-hard *NSYNC fan you already know and love Melinda
the lucky lady who keeps you up on the guys lives through her
column, *N Touch at *NSYNC's official site.She
also does everything from organizing Challenge For The Children events, to organizing the Sound Check parties and helping the guys out while they tour.Yep, she
gets to go on tour with them."It's a lot of hard work, but it's gratifying," says Melinda
."My favorite part is when all my hard work pays off and I can get a kid with cancer to one of the shows."Her
hard work means long hours.Though the WEG office is open 10 am to 7 pm, Melinda
phone does not stop ringing all day and it means staying late to get paper work done.Her
hours are generally 9 am to 10 pm.UGH!But Melinda
says all the long hours, grueling travel schedule and hard work pays off when the guys win an award."When the guys win an award it's one of the signs that all the work has paid off."Oh yeah, and if you've ever heard the guys thank "chicken", that would be Melinda
"It's because when I get excited my voice gets higher and Johnny says I squak like a chicken," explains Melinda