Member Melissa Jones in the Spotlight

How long have you been a member of IFMA Charlotte?
1 Year 

Why did you join IFMA Charlotte?
To learn more about the struggles that FMs deal with and facilitating relationships in an attempt to become a resource for them. 

What do you enjoy most about the FM industry?
The educational aspect of understanding what a day in the life of a FM looks like and learning more about their processes. 

What is your favorite tip for someone new in this industry?
It's important to take a proactive approach vs a reactive approach. 

What do you like to do in your free-time?
One of my favorite things to do is cook. 

If you could adopt an animal from the zoo, what would it be and why?
I would adopt an elephant because they are beautiful, emotional, majestic creatures. 

What was your first concert, when and where?
Collective Soul. I was 4 years old and had a cast on my hand. When my mom and I went to the booth to get the bands signature the groupies kept shoving me around to get to the band. The lead singer saw this and picked me up and had me stand in the booth with them while they were doing signatures. The band signed my cast and let me hang out with them for the remainder of the time they were in the booth.