Melissa Sanders

Client Service Specialist
Mentor, OH
Resident of Madison, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2020
  • At Rea, Melissa does quarter and year-end data preparation for various clients, which includes data entry, adjusting entries, bank and credit card reconciliations and recording assets

Topics or areas of expertise that Melissa can talk about (even in her sleep):



Office management



How we know she knows what she's doing:

Melissa attended Lakeland Community College where she studied accounting and business.

She is currently working towards her MBA at Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus

Prior to joining Rea, Melissa worked as a bookkeeper for a new construction plumbing company, then she was a bookkeeper/office manager at the Ashtabula County Visitors Bureau and was the office manager at Bissell Maple Farm.

She has over 20 years of experience in accounting

When she's not in the office, you can find her:

Spending time with her family while enjoying great food

She can also be found at the gym working out; running or walking, weight-lifting, boxing, yoga, and boot camp classes

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? To me, "A Brighter Way" means that we provide the best path for our clients so they can relax knowing things are taken care of.

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Never stop learning

What’s your favorite aspect of your job? Working on different client files, it keeps the days interesting and there is something new to learn with each one.

What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? I always aim to stay positive, I think one positive person can change the entire outlook of a group.

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up?  A veterinarian

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Science

What is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? Trattoria

I am driven to do the best I can. I like to be challenged and constantly set goals for myself to improve. I aim to look for the positive side in all situations.