Ritual Motion welcomes Melanie Risley as the company’s first VP of Strategy and Operations, Ritual Motion GUILD.  Melanie will be leading the overall development and community growth efforts for Ritual Motion’s live video platform GUILD (Gamers United In Live Discussion). 

“We are so excited to have Melanie join the Ritual Motion Family,” said Dana Paul, Co-Founder and CEO of Ritual Motion. “Melanie brings years of experience of community building and awareness. As VP of Strategy and Operations Melanie will help take Ritual Motion GUILD to the next level.”

Melanie is a passionate people connector and event specialist. She comes to Ritual Motion from the scholastic esports provider PlayVS where she worked on a multitude of projects including the Game Changers, an initiative to inspire and empower communities of gamers with diverse backgrounds who had been previously underrepresented among the industry. An educator first, Melanie was responsible for setting the bar for esports coach training and development. She developed and managed a curriculum including webinar sessions, PlayVS Academy, and is always keen on educating everyone around her for the better.

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Her other volunteer projects include the Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE), a non-profit that works to get more parents to support competitive gaming and esports.