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