Melissa is the nerd of the hawk and Peddle partnership with a career that has been spent far too long in the field of Software Testing. Often she can be found plotting data into spreadsheets with a look of delight on her face while she works out how many formulas she can build into a single workbook. Her husband and teenage son take much delight in taunting her about her nerdish ways.
It seems that software testing is simply not enough to fulfil Melissa any longer and she has turned her thoughts to how she can help others while continuing to have a career that keeps her satisfied that she has done a good days work, everyday.
“There is more to my world than keeping wealthy shareholders afloat in these fortune 500 companies that I find myself spending my days at.”
The idea of helping other people reach their goals and sharing their journey along with them is one that sets the spark alight in Melissa. Working on growing Hawk and Peddle is lighting more than a spark and the ideas continue to flow on how we can lift our marketplace sellers up ahead of us to levels of success.
When Melissa isn’t immersed in spreadsheets and computer driven activities, she can be found riding her bike. An avid cyclist and slow triathlete who can be seen riding sportives around the UK or swim, bike, running it to keep fit and grow the heaving rack of medals hanging in the downstairs toilet.
Other jobs that Melissa has had in her time include:
- Care Home Assistance
- Carnival worker … she ran the laughing clowns
- Soldier in the Australian Army
After a life changing accident at age 21 in the Australian Army, the one thing that Melissa has learned is to never let “stuff” stop you from achieving your goals and dreams. Sure, “stuff happens” and you might need to change direction or work harder but it doesn’t mean that you can’t succeed in the things in life that you want to achieve.
“If not you, then who?”