It started as a young child. I was the oldest of four siblings and the only girl. I helped my mother a lot around the house and caring for my siblings while she pursed her college degree. Being able to make her life a little easier during that super busy time made me feel good and purposeful. Flash forward to my days in corporate America where I gravitated towards support roles. I liked being the woman making things happen behind the scenes. And now... I get all jazzed when I see small business owners succeed!
I strongly believe and support other people's dreams. I love talking about business and I totally geek out when someone starts telling me about their business goals. My mind runs a million miles a second thinking of ways I can help them reach those goals. A few years ago a lightbulb went off and I realized I could actually have my own fullfilling business doing just that... helping business owners. And so Melissa & Co. was created.
When I'm not obsessing over other people's business I enjoy long walks on the beach. Seriously though, I walk the Coronado coastline a few times a week... it's engergizing... but I just love being outdoors hiking, gardening and discovering San Diego.
A few more facts about me...
I'm orginally from the east coast and I'm the lone west-coaster of my family which means my friends here are my adopted family and I wouldn't survive without them or my photographer husband, Josh.
I'm a total extravert and I get engergized when I'm around people but I still don't like big crowds.
I think I must be a "new soul" because I'm attacted to activities that sound awesome to a 10 year old... Pokemon Go anyone?
My next career will be in interior design. I'm obessed with modern decor and pretty little things.
I'm happiest doing flips in a swimming pool.