Melissa is a dean's list graduate from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business Management, majoring in Finance. In 1995, she began her career as a Financial Consultant with the Annapolis office of A.G. Edwards. After almost 9 years with A.G. Edwards, Melissa switched gears to become the Assistant Portfolio Manager with a Private Money Management firm specializing in the Global Markets. In 2005 she joined Annapolitan Investment Group to bring her financial planning expertise to the group and to work with a team of individuals that share her same professional values and goals. Melissa’s focus is helping individuals with pre-retirement and post-retirement issues, as well as specializing in the management of retirees financial assets. She regularly speaks to business owners and their employees about various financial planning topics and retirement related issues. In 2000, Melissa also became a part-time Financial Planning instructor for Anne Arundel Community College's Continuing Education Department and The Women's Institute. To date, she continues to uphold her strong belief in providing financial education and promoting financial awareness through these personal finance courses which range in topics from Stock Market Basics and Retirement Planning, to Advanced Financial Planning.