Melissa is an experienced, people-focused project manager. Her specialty is cross-departmental collaboration and strong project alignment. She uses clear communication and strategic thinking to lead organizations through all types of dynamic change. Her experience includes process improvements, product launches, and other large-scale organizational initiatives.
Melissa builds her teams to be the best fit for the client organization’s culture. She appreciates every person’s strengths and values their contributions. This creates mutual trust and respect among team members. When this is the case, it’s easy to motivate the team to work together to successfully deliver the desired client business objectives.
Melissa is a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM.) She earned her BS degree in Consumer Science and Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
She says her personal philosophy of life comes down to the fact that everyone wants to be valued. “It doesn’t take much effort to validate someone, but genuine appreciation for another person will yield results like no other motivator can,” she said. “I carry this motto with me in all aspects of life.”
When she’s not working with FarWell clients, Melissa devotes her time to her husband and their two children. The Marquarts love to play outside, garden, and toss a few lines into one of their favorite fishing spots. When they’re stuck inside, they play a variety of board games.
Melissa and her husband also like to sneak away when they can. Her favorite destination is Napa, where she can sit at a picturesque winery, enjoy a glass of wine and overlook the rolling vineyard hills.