As a super connector, Melissa has a natural gift for connecting people to solutions, solving challenges and removing barriers. Today, as a leader of others, she currently works with an award-winning HRIS software technology company, Paylocity.
Since 1996, Melissa’s career as a sales and business development executive has made measurable contributions internally and externally to small, gritty start-ups and Fortune 500 organizations.
Her grassroots mindset, expertise in developing people and teams led to successfully directing hundreds of fundraising campaigns and events, raising $5m for research and education.
Melissa serves as President with North County Human Resources San Diego (NCHR-SD) and is a native to North County. Melissa graduated in 1995 from California State University San Marcos (CSUSM-Go Cougars!). One of Melissa's most memorable experiences was developing a group CSUSM College of Business Administration students through a prep course preparing students for their first career. Melissa lives in Carlsbad with her family.