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Melissa Reyes

Melissa Reyes

Bookkeeper

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Since 2020, Melissa has been a valuable member of the Cole Gavlas team. She serves the firm as a bookkeeper, performing work for a variety of business and non-profit clients. She has extensive experience in full charge bookkeeping, including payroll and accounts payable. A professional in the field since 2014, Melissa brought with her four years of bookkeeping experience when she joined the firm.

Melissa has always enjoyed working with numbers, which made a career in bookkeeping a natural fit for her. She attributes her success in the field to a combination of a number of factors: her faith, hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude.

Raised in Alpena, Michigan, Melissa currently lives in Parchment with her spouse of eight years and their two cats. She enjoys Parchment because it has a small-town feel but is located just outside of a bigger city, so still offers access to many amenities. In her free time, Melissa pursues a variety of hobbies, including backyard birding, crafting, toy collectibles, baking, horror movies, Star Wars, and comic books. Not many people know that Melissa has a secret talent—she attended and graduated from Tom Savini’s school for special makeup effects.


Education:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    • Associate of Applied Science, Accounting (2012)
    • Graduated with honors