As the Verity Mom search is moving into full swing, we have gotten the question, “What about dads?” This came up in the last round too(we had questions about Verity Grandma as well) and we respond with a resounding, “Yes!” to all of these questions when they come in.

We have heard numerous stories about wildly creative, funny, talented dads who would make a perfect candidate for our contest.

We would love to see a dad apply. It would great! Remember to get your submissions in by October 11, 2011 at noon at

Melina Young

My name is Melina Young and I am the director of marketing at Verity Credit Union. I love everything to do with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media – especially all the research that goes into making a product or service really work for our members and making sure the right people hear about it. In addition to my time spent marketing, I have a blog and write about celiac disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2010. Basically, I can’t eat any of those foods we all love that are made with wheat, barley or rye.

I have also recently started running and completed my first 5k in 2011. Some people may not know that I used to do a lot of acting, dancing and singing in my life. I was in a Nike commercial with Gary Payton in junior high (if anyone ever finds the footage please send it my way!) and I used to compete as an opera singer in high school. I almost majored in musical theater in college, but I’m very glad with my decision to study marketing!

7 Responses

  1. Lyn says:

    Why not make it for “Verity Parents (grand or otherwise)” instead of keeping the title as Verity Moms?

  2. WB says:

    Aren’t single people who have chosen to contribute to society in different ways eligible to write columns?

    • Melina says:

      Hi WB, if there are any single people who would like to, and feel they would be the best at, blogging about family activities in the Seattle-area, we would be happy to accept their application. If someone can make an argument for why they feel they are the best candidate for Verity Mom, we will take their application and review it with the others.

  3. Nick says:

    It is just my observation, but it seems like Verity Mom is Ms. Storm’s self serving attempt to promote herself and her book.

  4. Dad's Law says:

    One vote for Verity Dads here!

  5. shari storm says:

    Nick – Verity made the decision to target moms because moms make 83% of the household spending decisions. They are also the major influence on where their children will do their banking when they get older. Moms are active online and use social media to make referrals. When our board of directors decided to focus on this market in 2008, we agreed that my exposure as an author would help the credit union reach the mom community.

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