Melissa graduated from Mansfield University in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Management with minors in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. She joined Kevin T. Downs Financial Services in 2008, which is now Downs & Aliciene Accountants and Financial Services, LLC. Melissa offers assistance with investment services and payroll, and provides income tax preparation services for individuals, estates, and trusts. Melissa currently holds her Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) licenses. In 2012, she became a Registered Tax Return Preparer, and annually completes the necessary continuing education requirements for the AFSP – Record of Completion.
Melissa and her husband Tim have two children and live in the Wyalusing area. She is the Real Estate Tax Collector for her township and enjoys being a Girl Scout leader and cheerleading coach, camping, and riding four wheelers and dirt bikes with her family.