Projectline’s May Consultant of the Month: Melisa Ford

Each month one of our incredible consultants is “chosen to” receive recognition because they truly embody our core values—Accountability, Partnership, Drive, Curiosity, and Transparency—with their clients and our consultant community. I get the honor of asking them a few fun questions beyond their daily work deliverables! Meet Melisa Ford, our May consultant of the month.

Q: What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?
A: My high school job was acting in a (basically unwatchable) stage show at a Mexican-themed restaurant called Casa Bonita—yes, that Casa Bonita. six times a night—wearing a bad wig and old-timey bloomers—I’d set aside my sopapillas long enough for a guy in a gorilla suit to shove me off a 30ft. waterfall. Tons of bruises, water up my nose, and general humiliation, but luckily no major injuries.

Q: What is your passion outside of work?
A: So many! I’m really into real estate, the FI (Financial Independence) movement, and writing—I’ve published four mystery/thriller novels.

Q: What do you love about working with your client? 
A: I’m a part of such a great team of people—including so many incredible Projectliners! And the job gives me tons of opportunities to stretch and grow my marketing muscles.

Q: What is the # 1 thing that you like about Projectline?  Why Projectline and not another firm? 
A: Projectline is truly aligned with my social priorities. I love our company’s thinking around diversity & inclusion, mindfulness, and volunteering. Plus, the snacks at Smith Tower are pretty sweet.

Q: From what location do you work (Mostly home? Mostly client site? Blend?)
A: A blend of on-site, home, and occasional visits to Smith Tower.

Q: What is your #1 expertise if people want to reach out to you for advice? (work or non-work) 
A: Work: SMB B2B Marketing Strategy, Non-Work: DIY Home Improvement.

Q: In honor of your being Consultant of the Month, we would like to donate $250 in your name to the organization of your choice! Which organization would you like us to donate to? 
A: Yay! I’d love to donate to Youth Care – an organization that serves vulnerable homeless young people by providing food, shelter, and education to help them stabilize and thrive. YouthCare.org

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I’m personally impressed with the dedication our consultants have to their work, but also to the wider world. If you know someone like this, please tell them about Projectline and point them to our career page. We are always hiring!

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