Meet the Team: Melissa Andersen

Melissa Andersen
Today we’re pulling back the Estey & Bomberger curtains once again to introduce one of the key members of our staff, Melissa Andersen. In her professional life Melissa serves as a paralegal at Estey & Bomberger, but there’s more to her than that! Meet, Melissa Andersen:

Home Town:
Ukiah, California
What’s Your Favorite Food?
I could probably eat pizza every day, but there’s nothing that compares to my mom’s homemade chicken and dumplings.

What was your first car?
A silver 2000 Ford Focus–it was a little hatchback with two doors and no power windows or locks. I got my license with that little guy and he moved me to college. I had Herbert for two weeks short of 12 years.

When you aren’t working, what are you doing?
I’m still juggling two jobs, so working and trying to squeeze in some sleep. When I have more time, I love movies and have a Netflix queue a mile long, love reading, am trying to learn to cook more than toast, and my guilty pleasure is painting my nails to relax.

What’s your favorite movie that involves the law?
A Few Good Men. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I just can’t walk away when it’s on–I still get chills at the end!

What’s your favorite TV show that involves the law?
Law & Order: SVU

What’s your favorite color?

If you didn’t work at Estey & Bomberger, what would you be doing?
Job hunting! I just completed my paralegal program in December and am so thankful that the firm has given me a place to learn grow!

Life Motto:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”

You’re given a free trip anywhere in the work. Where do you go?
There are so many places I’d love to see! Honestly, though, my best friend is amazing and currently serving in the Navy, working at the Pentagon, so more than sight-seeing, I think I’d take a trip to D.C. to see her for some quality girl time.

What do you love most about working at Estey & Bomberger?
The work is so interesting and it really is great knowing that we are helping people. Really, though, the people here make this place wonderful. They are committed to the clients and each other. I have been so warmly welcomed and humbled by their help and willingness to teach.

Tell us one thing that people may not know about you:
I am actually a published author. In 5th grade, my computer teacher submitted a poem I wrote to a children’s poetry anthology and it was selected for the collection. Interestingly, the book is available nowhere for purchase…