Melissa has over 22 years in the financial
planning industry. She started as computer
programmer and analyst for a market timing
investment management firm,
before serving 10 years as a Vice President,
Business Development, for a major national trust company.
Following her service to these For Profit
corporations, she dedicated her next
3 years to the Non-Profit world. As development
officer for a major
medical foundation, Melissa constructed
planned and major gift relationships and transfers on their behalf.
In 1998, Melissa started Premium Administration,
LLC and Premium Organization.
Melissa has a BA in economics from the
University of Colorado. She is a graduate
of Class XVI, Valley Leadership. Her professional
designations and licenses
include Certified Financial Planner, Accredited
Estate Planner, and multiple securities licenses and insurance
licenses in Arizona.
Melissa loves the out of doors, and enjoys
hiking, camping, and backpacking. In
the past 10 years, she has hiked into Macchu
Picchu, backpacked through the
San Juans in Colorado, the Grand Tetons
in Wyoming, the Sierras in Nevada,
and Copper Canyon in Mexico. In 2007, Melissa
hiked to the base camp of Everest. In 2009, she will be heading