Melissa Purcell is the Northern Business Agent of the I.A.T.S.E. Local 488, Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest. She currently sits on the Seattle Film Task Force within the Seattle Office of Film and Music, as well as on Washington Filmworks’ Film Leadership Committee (FLC) and the WA State Labor Council’s (WSLC) Transportation and Economic Development Committee. She is a prop master by trade in the commercial advertising, television and feature film industry and occasionally works as a production designer on corporate and commercial content. Her credits include such films as Rushmore, Forces of Nature, The Details, Nightjohn, and Smoke Signals to name just a few. She is a strong proponent of social justice and worker’s rights, and lives in South Seattle with her husband, a director of photography, and their two teenaged children.