photo of Melissa VelaMelissa Vela
Senior Payroll Specialist

How Long have you been with Perfect Balance Accounting?
I have been with Perfect Balance Accounting since June 2014.  

Do you have a specialty?
My specialty is Payroll and Bookkeeping.

How many years of experience do you have in this field/position?
I have 6+ years of experience.


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 11 years. I have four children: Jacob and Andrew are 18 years old, Riley is 16 and Elizabeth is 14 years old.  We also have a 7-year-old border collie named Oreo.

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

Name something that people don’t know about you?
I love sports and wanted to be a sports cameraman or producer for television.

Do you have a long-term goal?
My husband and I have 4 years left until our last child 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 Hessenius, Senior Tax Preparer
Tammy Wishau, Lead Accountant
Julie Rodriguez, Bookkeeper
Ashlie D’Acquisto, Office Manager