Melissa is a San Diego native. She worked in the fields of graphic design, and marketing communications for over 20 years. As an adult, she went to University of Phoenix and earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis on technology. She started at Platt/Whitelaw in 2013 and serves as Marketing and Proposal Coordinator. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, hiking, cooking, reading, and playing with her two dogs and cat.