is of Spanish Catalan (paternal) and Spanish Asturian (maternal) descent. His family originally moved from Spain to Cuba.
After Cuba fell to communism, Mel's parents escaped and made their way to the
U.S. for a better life. Mel grew up in Puerto Rico. From a very young age, Mel had an insatiable curiosity for knowledge and an overdeveloped sense of wonder. He lives by the following mottos: "I would rather have a mind open by wonder than one closed by belief"; “Be skeptical, but don’t close your mind”; and "I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned."
Mel has a bachelor’s degree in finance (BBA) and a master’s degree in
international business administration (MBA) from the University of Texas. At
the age of 20, while working for a Fortune 500 company in
the financial services industry, Mel became the youngest
financial analyst in the organization where he served from 1987 to 1999.
Prior to his corporate career Mel worked
in television as a child actor, retail, banking, and even with McDonnell
Douglas. Throughout his career, he lived and traveled the United States,
Latin America, and Asia.
During one of his corporate assignments, Mel lived in
Mexico City (92/93) during the implementation of NAFTA. There, Mel met a
woman who foretold his future with incredible accuracy. Mel
actually hired her as a member of his team. At the time, being an
open-minded skeptic, Mel dismissed the information. But as time went by,
and each prediction materialized, Mel could no longer ignore the
information. In 1999 Mel left corporate America and became an entrepreneur
in the hospitality, wholesale, and real estate industries; and most
recently, - by accident, and without any formal training or
education - he is now involved in media broadcasting
and journalism. Among all the predictions shared with Mel in Mexico,
the last prediction stated:
“One day you will inform the world.”
In late November 2008 Mel’s life would never be the same. Mel had a
vivid dream in which he saw the words “Take
Action” repeatedly throughout the dream. Mel was compelled to turn on
the television that morning - even though he hardly watches
the subliminal tube (TV), and especially, the mainstream media[opoly].
Every news outlet was reporting that the British Ministry of Defense, after
50 years of secrecy, had declassified information about an Air Force pilot
with the name of Milton Torres who was stationed in England in 1957. One
night, Torres and his wingman were ordered to scramble their jets and shoot
down an unidentified flying object (UFO) the size of an aircraft carrier.
Mel continued switching channels and was surprised to see that every news
outlet had Torres on. It was as if the international media descended upon
Torres but no one allowed him the time to elaborate on his fascinating and
very important story.
All of a sudden, the dream made sense to Mel. “Take Action” meant
that Mel needed to interview Torres. Mel found Torres’ telephone number, but
before proceeding to make contact, he knew he had to represent a media
outlet. Mel turned to his wife for her creative assistance. He asked her for
a radio show name that would encompass the topics of UFOs, the paranormal,
etc., to which Mel’s wife uttered the word “VERITAS.”
Mel proceeded to speak with Milton Torres on behalf of “The Veritas Show”
and arranged an “interview.” After Mel recorded the interview, he made it
available on Friday, December 5, 2008 at a number of alternative news
internet forums. To his surprise, thousands of people around the world
listened to what seemed to be a radio program, when in reality it was
supposed to be a souvenir telephone call for Mel. People kept writing to Mel
asking when the next “show” was going to air. That’s when “Take Action”
took a new and deeper meaning. The Veritas Show was born.
Mel has appeared on History Channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, several
domestic and international radio shows, and has served as master of
ceremonies and moderator at a number of related events. VERITAS’ main
purpose is to probe the depths of the hidden and obscured issues that affect
the very core of humanity today, and to find the answers to the primordial
questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Why are we
Mel's ultimate goal? The transmutation of human consciousness from ignorance
and darkness to truth and enlightenment in a world of peace and harmony.