Melissa is a Montana native with leadership experience in both the financial services industry and healthcare services. Her diverse career in management, sales, account management, , leadership coaching and benefit administration led to her ultimate career passion of helping organizations succeed by applying her skills in HR strategic management.
Melissa has a devotion to both veterans and animals. She has rescued basset hounds for over 20 years and enjoys volunteering for surrounding area basset rescues where she has been a foster mom (and failure), transport to forever homes, and home inspector. With Melissa’s husband’s position as a Battalion Chief with the Billings Fire Department, she has the privilege of being surrounded by military and law enforcement professionals. She appreciates the sacrifices that military families make, born when her father served in the Air Force while stationed in West Germany and then later at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. Her brother is also a retired Lieutenant Commander for the Coast Guard.