Melissa grew up in Emporia, graduated from Emporia High School and Emporia State University. She received both a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Emporia State University. She was part of the Agler & Gaeddert team from 2006-2011 and rejoined our team in 2016. She has experience in municipal and school district audits. Melissa is also an experienced tax preparer, with client ranging from individuals to trusts to corporations.
Melissa is a graduate of Leadership Emporia. She has been involved with Emporia Chamber of Commerce committees, including the annual meeting committee. Melissa is also active with her children’s PTO.
Melissa is married to Justin. They have two children, Aiden and Keira. The family has a dog, Coco and a cat, Pepe. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys helping Justin make wine, reading, and spending time with her kids. Since Melissa lives on Rural street, her family always spends lots of time and has lots of fun each year preparing for Halloween. Melissa and Justin pride themselves on having a fun and scary house for the trick or treaters.