Mel has been a licensed insurance agent since 1990. He is licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and Arizona. Prior to joining Atlas, he was an agent with Allstate Insurance. Mel was a former head football coach for Northwestern College in Roseville, MN and North Park University in Chicago, IL. He also is in the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame and was a player for the Minnesota Vikings. Mel's hobbies include raising white tomatoes and a successful beef cattle operation.
Education: M.S. Degree from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO B.S. Degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND