Melissa is a Minnesota native, growing up just north of the Twin Cities in Princeton, MN. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
Melissa began her Human Resources career in Phoenix, Arizona, working in the rental car industry. From there she spent a few years working in radio and communications (so much fun!). After moving back to Minnesota, she was introduced to the world of HR consulting and has over 10 years of experience in project and interim roles for client companies in the Twin Cities. Working across many industries, she has mainly focused on for-profit, small to mid-sized companies.
She enjoys collaborating with employers on employer branding, recruiting & onboarding, HR process and policy development, compliance, total rewards, performance management, and employee experience. Melissa loves variety and challenge, tapping into her creativity when working on things that are above and beyond the original scope of a project.
Melissa and her husband Randy live in Maple Grove, MN and have two adult kids. She enjoys exploring the Twin Cities (sometimes on her bicycle) and trying out new restaurants, traveling and networking, and she has recently become a Certified Life Coach. She also serves on the board of Twin Cities SHRM and volunteers to help others with resume building, LinkedIn and job networking skills.