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Melissa Bernstein, co-founder & co-CEO Melissa & Doug

Melissa Bernstein, Co-founder & Co-CEO Melissa & Doug

We’ve been asked innumerable times if Melissa is a real person and we’re happy to report that YES she is real! In fact, Melissa is the creative force behind the development of nearly 2,000 toys for Melissa & Doug. She’s married to Doug, who is also real, and she is a Mom to her own personal “test market” of 6 children ages 3 to 17!


  1. Anne Liesveld says:

    Never knew they were real people just thought it was a name–a brand name. Now that I know it is real it is more significant. Thanks for making hands on old fashioned non electronic toys. I am a big consumer of your toys already for my nephew and niece and will probably buy alot more in the future.