photo of Melissa VelaMelissa Vela
Senior Payroll Specialist

How Long have you been with Perfect Balance Accounting?
3.5 years at Perfect Balance Accounting.  

Do you have a specialty?
I deal with Payroll and Bookkeeping.

How many years of experience do you have in this field/position?
3.5 years

What other types of jobs have you had?
I have been in collections, Accounts Receivables and Payables.

— Payroll Certification through the National Bookkeeping Association (NBA)

Married for 9 years. I have four children: Jacob and Andrew are 16 years old, Riley is 14 and Elizabeth is 12 years old. We also have a 5 year old border collie named Oreo.

What are some of your hobbies? 
I am active with my two girls travel softball team.

I love sports and wanted to be a sports camera man or producer for television.

My husband and I have 6 years left until the last kid graduates from High School. Once the kids are all out of the house. We would like to put the house up for sale, start our own small business and travel.

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

Meet the rest of the staff!

Laura DeGroot, Owner
Diane Hessesnius, Senior Tax Preparer
Tammy Wishau, Lead Accountant
Julie Rodriguez, Bookkeeper / Tax Assistant
Lisa Shockley, Office Manager, Bookkeeper
Alexandra Barrera, Accountant Intern