- Property Managers
- Home Builders
- Production Agriculture
Raised on a cattle ranch in Central Oregon homesteaded by her great grandfather, Melissa carries on the legacy of her family by focusing her accounting practice on agribusiness and real estate. After earning her B.S. in Agricultural & Resource Economics from Oregon State University in 2000, Melissa interned in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. House Committee for Agriculture, then interned for an Oregon lobbyist who represented agribusiness groups. She developed her love for accounting when she went to work for a large multi-state cattle feedlot learning the details of accounting.
Melissa started her accounting career with Geffen Mesher in 2007 after finishing her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Accounting from Portland State University. She has worked extensively over the past several years managing an active real estate practice as well as developing and leading the firm’s agribusiness accounting practice. With a true passion for these industries, Melissa builds long-term relationships to help her clients thrive and grow.
Melissa is also involved in several industry organizations, including serving as a Project Committee Member for the Oregon Society of CPA’s Farming, Ranching and Agribusiness section; a member of Oregon Women for Agriculture; a member of Sigma Alpha Oregon State Alumni; Oregon State Alumni Association member; member of the Canby FFA Alumni Association; and a lifetime member of the National FFA and Oregon FFA Alumni Associations.
“The work ethic that I learned growing up on a ranch still guides me today. My follow though and commitment to hard work guide me to be responsive and timely while exceeding the expectations of my clients”
Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Agricultural & Resource Economics, 2000
Post-Baccalaureate, Portland State University, Certificate of Accounting, 2007
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon