Melly Wirtes is an Arts Administrator and Creative Director based in Kiawah Island, South Carolina and New York City.

Presently, she is developing a research thesis on the topic of Black art history in the Americas, exploring contemporary thought on museology and decolonizing the museum as a Master's Candidate at Sotheby's Institute of Art. Additionally, she is the Studio Manager for Julie King Studio, where she lives out her daily passion for all things stationery and party related.