Melissa M. says many who know her call her a social butterfly because of her outgoing personality and love for a good conversation. She definitely fits the description of a "people person" and loves making new friends as well as nourishing existing relationships. Melissa participates in two church classes, enjoys visiting her family, regularly goes out to eat with her long-time boyfriend Alex and relishes occasions when she gets to dress up. She loves to shop and has quite a collection of formal attire. She is also a sports enthusiast, along with being an athlete herself competing in several events for Special Olympics Minnesota. If you ever need to know a team's standing or when
the next game is-just ask Melissa!
Melissa (center) with the Warners' Stellian team at the 2012 Golf Schamble
For the past five years, Melissa has been on a mobile work crew for Warners' Stellian. The crew travels to four locations: two in St. Paul, Falcon Heights, and Minneapolis. On the job, she cleans appliances, stocks and cleans bathrooms, locker rooms, and break rooms and assists with picking up plastic for recycling. Melissa says about her job, "I love my job because the people at Warners' are great. I feel like part of their family. We have pot lucks, go to baseball games, and have parties."
One of Melissa's motivations for work is familiar to many:
vacation time. She has a goal to see a baseball game at every major stadium in the U.S., and to visit the Statue of Liberty. Another goal Melissa is working towards is greater independence and to utilize public transportation for her commute to work. She
is currently Metro Mobility certified and recently received her ID.
With her outgoing personality, personal work ethic, and the support of Merrick those dreams and goals are well on their way
to becoming a reality.
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