Melissa attended NC State’s College of Engineering and UNC Charlotte’s College of Business. She has Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in finance and is a Certified Trust and Financial AdvisorTM. Prior to joining Parsec in 2013, Melissa worked at Wells Fargo (First Union) where she spent nearly a decade in Institutional Asset Management, Structured Finance and Securitization. She has also worked in real estate and in engineering for the Department of Justice. Melissa currently serves as the Treasurer on the Executive Committee and Board for Homeward Bound. She has also taught investment classes with OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing golf and tennis and planning her next big trip. Melissa lives in South Asheville with her family.