Melissa joined Main Street Launch as an AVP Accounting Manager in 2022. Her work includes supporting the Accounting and Finance Department and providing accounting assistance to all other Main Street Launch departments as needed. Melissa has a background in State, County and Municipal Government, Non-Profit, Financial Institution and Public Accounting.

Originally from Illinois, Melissa moved to Oakland in 2010, lived for three years in Santa Cruz and returned to Oakland in 2021. She enjoys living in the Lake Merritt area, bicycling and volunteering with Friends of Lake Merritt, Friends of the Cleveland Cascade, and The Friends of Sausal Creek.