Melissa, originally from Kalamazoo, MI, moved to Rochester in 2011.  She studied Construction Management at Michigan State University and has been working in the construction field ever since; first in project management and now in workforce development.  She serves as Director of Outreach & Workforce Development for Livingston Associates where she helps companies manage their recruiting, hiring, and workforce development strategies.

Melissa joined NAWIC in 2015 and has held positions of Board Member, Corresponding Secretary, Vice President, President, and currently Immediate Past President.
Melissa spends her free time with husband Kyle, two sons Connor and Drew, and dog Stella.