Melissa has been working as a financial advisor with the Bender Private Wealth Management Group since 2006, using an individualized approach to goals-based wealth management and handling the team's business management. She is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton. Melissa went on to complete a professional study regimen and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certificant, awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc, as well as a Certified 401k Professional. She also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor designations. An active member of the community, Melissa serves on the Board of Directors for The Wright Center for Community Health, as well as the Community Health Hub, and is a member of the Society of Irish Women. A lifelong resident of Scranton, Melissa lives there with her husband, Chris, and their six children. Investment and Insurance Products are: * Not Insured by the FDIC or Any Federal Government Agency * Not a Deposit or Other Obligation of, or Guaranteed by, the Bank or Any Bank Affiliate * Subject to Investment Risks, Including Possible Loss of the Principal Amount Invested