Having determined that the Big Four was a great place to learn the ropes but not a great place to build a career, Melanie was a solo practitioner and consultant before joining the firm as a partner. A graduate of Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in accounting, Melanie’s CPA experience is both broad and deep: real estate, farm and ranch, oil and gas, retail, and professional services.
In addition to Melanie’s vast industry and technical knowledge, she possesses a high level of empathy for clients and staff alike. Up until 2022, Melanie served as ATKG’s Managing Partner for twenty-two years. Her deep compassion and strong leadership have contributed to the uniqueness of ATKG’s business model and culture.
Deeply involved in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Melanie is a past San Antonio Chapter board member. She has been the Director of the teen scholarship program, Entrepreneurial Connections, and the Chair of its Million Dollar Round Table. While Melanie takes both her work and board commitments very seriously, she also sees the lighter side and enjoys jumping in when Team ATKG heads out for volunteer projects. While Melanie is the healthiest eater in the office and gently encourages others, we manage to keep a large stockpile of our favorite cookies in the break room during a few peak weeks of the year!
The mother of twin boys and a daughter, Melanie is a perpetual athlete in training. While she loves to hit the gym, getting outside for a hike or bike ride is at the top of Melanie’s exercise favorites. But when push comes to shove, relaxing on the beach with her family and friends is her definition of a perfect day.
‘‘Melanie is always available with accurate, helpful answers to my questions.’’
‘‘She is responsive on a personal level at anytime’’
‘‘Melanie and Brittany are always there for me any time I have a question. They’re honest!!’’
‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Sandy have clearly had my and my family's best interests at the forefront. I have had a 19-year relationship that has proved to be very beneficial to my family and me.’’
‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Katie offer us confidence.’’
‘‘I appreciate everything Melanie and her team do for our company.’’
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