Senior Sales Associate
Helen Melnyk began her career in the tent industry in 1994 with Academy Tent & Canvas serving as the Executive Assistant for then president Maury Rice. Walking into this new opportunity she had no idea what a tent was or even how many options there were to choose from. She quickly found out how unpredictable and exciting this newfound industry was.
Helen joined the Aztec Tents team in 2003 assisting in developing the sales and service side of Aztec Tents. With so many clients who worked with Helen at Academy Tent & Canvas, one of her initial challenges was to blend her existing clients into the Aztec Tent product lines. This challenge was made easier when Academy Tent & Canvas closed its doors in early 2004. Fortunately, within a few short months, Aztec Tents was able to acquire the manufacturing assets of the then defunct Academy Tent & Canvas and begin the process of blending the two operations into one. “So many of us have worked together for 20+ years that we are such a close Family” says Helen Melnyk, Senior Sales Associate, “I don’t know what I would do if Dave Bradley and Guillermo Lizalde weren’t here to listen to my ideas. They help me come up with ideas to make most seemingly impossible situations a reality.
When Helen is not at work, she spends time with friends and family, along with her dog Mushu, and her one year old puppies Zoey and Lexie.
“It’s difficult for me to say “No” when a customer is in a bind, says Helen. “Fortunately for me,” we have a great support staff to help come up with a solution that works.”