Melissa began working as a Recruiter in 2000 and launched Franklin Professional Associates in 2011. Melissa is a natural-born entrepreneur. Her business pulse and music dreams lead her to study Music Business Management at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She aspired to match music acts with recording labels. During this time, Melissa met her husband, Joe. They supported each other through college as they worked full time and attended night classes at Fitchburg State University. Before the Franklin era of her career, Melissa spent 12 years working in the staffing industry. She hit the ground running as a Recruiter, advanced into Business Development, Branch Management, then into a Managing Director role for a boutique firm in Westborough.
Currently, Melissa and Joe live in Leominster with their two daughters. They enjoy fitness, travel, and sailing around the eastern seaboard. Melissa is passionate about developing relationships and spends much of her time focused on Business Development, Community outreach, and leadership initiatives. She volunteers her time to the North Central Mass Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Human Resource Council Committee, Loan Committee, and Leadership Committee as well as the Foundation Board of Mount Wachusett Community College and the Veterans Career Development Program