Melissa originally joined PayneWest as a benefit planning specialist in 2006. Prior to PayneWest, Melissa primarily worked in the newspaper industry. She also spent time in financial planning and life insurance. Since 2007 Melissa has been fortunate to focus her dedication, passion and knowledge on internal training and development. This has been a win-win for Melissa and her colleagues as teaching has always been a strength and a source of great pride. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Montana State University--Bozeman in secondary education with a concentration in business management. When Melissa is not assisting clients and colleagues, she takes great pride in her family. Together they are very active and love camping, boating and swimming. Melissa is also involved in the community and enjoys taking part in professional organizations. She enjoys meeting new people. Insurance education is a passion and continues to top her list of things to do! Melissa loves people and helping wherever she can. Whether it is a client, a colleagues, a friend or an acquaintance, Melissa strives to make each person feel welcome. Please come in and meet Melissa and the PayneWest team today!