Melanie Sicotte

Director of Media and Events

Melanie is responsible for planning large-scale national events and coordinating multimedia projects.


Melanie has over a decade of experience as a successful entrepreneur and is passionate about helping new entrepreneurs start and run their own businesses. She draws from her personal experiences planning and managing functions and staff to help aspiring entrepreneurs follow their passion.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Melanie opened a private preschool in Milford, Connecticut for her niece. After running it for 12 years, she grew the school to serve over 250 families. In 2016, Melanie sold her school and moved to North Carolina with her family.

As Director of Media and Events, Melanie is responsible for planning large-scale national events and coordinating multimedia projects.

“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being an instructor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Instructor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation