Having earned an M.A. in English and Medieval Studies and worked as a technical writer, Melanie Seibert was thrilled to land a job at Crutchfield writing about home A/V equipment in 2001. When she moved to Texas in 2005 for family reasons, the staff at Crutchfield Advisor was gracious enough to let her continue to opine publicly about A/V gear, portables, and digital cameras and camcorders. Melanie spends most of her time with her husband and two children, ages 4 months and 3 years. When she's not watching cartoons or changing diapers, she enjoys playing the drums and working part-time as a barista for a multinational coffee company. Her favorite medieval poem is Pearl.