I’m Melika Reinitz. I was born in Bellevue, Washington but spent the majority of my younger years in Olympia, Washington. I come from a long line of University of Washington alumni, which was the only college I wanted to go to, and therefore, applied to, so thank goodness I was accepted. I obtained my BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University in 2012. I went on to get a Masters in Accounting a few years later.
Not only does my family bleed purple and gold, but we also produce accountants. When asked growing up if I was going to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become an accountant, I would always laugh and say, “heck no!” and here I am, doing exactly what I never thought I would do but numbers and analytics is what I get lost in and I love it. I first met Calyn when I was working at my first “real” job in Olympia at a local savings and loans bank. His official relationship title was Boss, but really he became a good friend and mentor. We’ve been working together for about four years now.
I am married to my best friend who gives me the world every day. We have two miniature dachshunds, Smudge & Flex, who keep us on our toes. My husband and I are into fitness, we go to the gym basically everyday and are conscious of our diets – it’s turned into a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Oddly enough, I love to bake and decorate fancy cakes, and yes, we do eat them (and donate leftovers to family and co-workers), it’s all about moderation!