Melissa Epps Wilding '96


Melissa Epps Wilding '96 travels to find the “next big thing.”  She is the Vice President of Finance, and Director of Sales & International for T.O. Epps and Associates, a manufacturer’s representative organization that works solely on QVC. "My company sells all types of product for the home. However, my area is more specific to home decor, seasonal and gifts,” says Wilding.  Some of the products her company sells include brands like Keurig, Leap Frog, and Poo Pourri.  "I work with venders to bring their products to QVC, and to help their products be successful on-air,” says Wilding.

While attending Radford, Wilding earned a degree in marketing and was involved in the athletic department as well her sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma.  "I loved school. I finished in four years, and I take great pride in my degree.  My memories are based around the campus life, my friends and my sorority sisters -- with many of whom I still keep in touch," says Wilding. 

Wilding encourages students to get internships.  "It is critical!  You can sit in a classroom all day, but you need to get out there and experiment," says Wilding.  "We hire a lot of interns, and it is really exciting to watch them apply what they learn in the classroom to the workplace.  Who knows, maybe we will find the 'next big thing' coming out of Radford.”