“Interview with Melissa Kaplan of Gecko Designs”

Tell Us Something director Marc Moss worked with the team at Gecko Designs to rethink the Tell Us Something website back in 2017 and they have been providing hosting and routine maintenance for the website ever since. Join head honcha Melissa Kaplan and Marc for an in-depth vist about Gecko Designs, the Tell Us Something experience, and telling a story on the Tell Us Something stage.

After the conversation, you can hear the story as she shared it with her husband and head honcho of Gecko Designs, Gabriel Silverman.


Melissa Kaplan Silverman & Gabriel Silverman met in Chicago in 2005. Gabriel grew up in Missoula and enjoys all forms of biking and skiing, building things with his hands and creating world-class websites. Melissa is a Detroit-born Missoulian-at-heart who enjoys running and baking. Melissa has been an organizational leader within Gecko Designs since 2005. In addition to her expertise in the customer service and project management arena, Melissa is always the last person to see a final project before it is sent to the client, allowing her to give a thorough and unbiased opinion. Together, Melissa and Gabriel run a graphic design and marketing firm. Tugboat, their Golden Retriever, can be seen sunbathing in the glass window of their office on Higgins when they are not working from home.

A stolen road bike leads Gabriel Silverman & his then-girlfriend Melissa Kaplan to embark on their own little episode of Cops to reclaim the goods.

Their story was recorded in front of a live audience on August 6, 2016, at The PEAS Farm in Missoula, MT. The theme that night was “That’s Not How it Happened”. They call their story “You Stole My Bike!”