Melle is 28 years old and currently employed as a consultant on public security. He spends most of his free time working on the online magazine he has founded. De Speld (speld.nl) is a Dutch satirical news site, comparable to The Onion, where one of the other participants is employed.
In his previous jobs, Melle was an organizer of film festivals and was manager of the oldest art house cinema in The Netherlands.
Updated February 2009