MICKEYMELLO.COM is run by myself, Mickey Mello, also known as The-Mello-Man and Triface, with the purpose of being a central place for me to put forth any information about me and my various endeavors and personal escapades.
If you're interested in some older parts of the website, you can access info on old endeavors below:
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Some Mickey History
Mickey Mello was a professional actor for about 8 years, having credits in movies, TV, and national commercials. He completed college classes via distance learning while acting, graduating with his associate’s degree as valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA from Taft College and gave the graduation speech. After this Mickey decided to focus on his education and transferred to California State University, Bakersfield.
Mickey continued his good grades and unexpectedly learned about the Study Abroad Program. He decided to apply. After much effort Mickey was accepted to the California State University International Programs for Japan, the first student ever from his university in Bakersfield. From there he studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan for 6 months. While in Tokyo he did street dancing every Saturday night and lived with a host family. The program was for a year, but the 9.0 earthquake on March 11th, 2011 caused the unexpected cancellation of his program and he returned home. Mickey then got involved with Sister Cities around the time after he returned to the US. He graduated with highest honors (3.96 GPA) with the double majors of Marketing and Business Economics in June of 2012. After his graduation he paid a visit to Japan and visited Bakersfield’s Sister City in Wakayama.
Mickey was the Marketing Director for Global CTI, which is an IT company that specializes in unified communication, phone systems, call centers, networking, wifi, IT security, virtualization, and more for 3 years. Global CTI has sponsored many of his community efforts. Part of those efforts included being a board member of Bakersfield Sister Cites, Southern California Sister Cities, and on the youth committee for Sister Cities International. He has been a staunch supporter of Extra Life, which is a gaming marathon that raises money for the local Children's Memorial Hospital. In 2013 he helped raise over $10,000 for the Lauren Small Children's Medical Center in Bakersfield.
Mickey wants to connect the unique mix of skills, experiences, and networks that he has:
- The marketing skills and IT knowledge he's developed at his company, Global CTI.
- His experience as a professional actor and street dancer to entertain and inspire.
- Founding an educational organization, recruiting and mentoring others there.
- His love, experience, and connections with the game industry, learning how methods of game development that engage people can be used in non-profits to do the same.
- Plus his love of international culture and involvement through Sister Cities.