Melissa Hincha-Ownby



Corporate Responsibility, Personal Finance


Arizona State University


Melissa Hincha-Ownby is a writer who specializes in stories about green business, personal finance, autos, family travel, and raising special needs kids.


Hincha-Ownby was a business blogger for Mother Nature Network (now part of Treehugger) for five years, covering everything from personal finance and corporate social responsibility to raising tweens and teens. Her work has also appeared in Forbes and Consumer Affairs. In addition to writing, she is a photographer and was a member of the SC Johnson Blogger Panel.


Hincha-Ownby received a B.S. in Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication from Arizona State University. 

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