Melody’s passion for accounting began at nine years old when she was thrilled by the magic of the bank reconciliation. She knew then that accounting was for her and has pursued that passion energetically ever since. She became a partner at age 30 and is now the owner of Feniks & Company, LLC.
Melody is very active in many accounting associations as well as the local community. She recently served on the AICPA Private Company Practice Section (PCPS) Executive Committee, and continues to serve on the PCPS Member Services Subcommittee and Trusted Client Advisor Workshop Task Force. She has served her State Society in a number of roles, notably as past President of the Alaska Society of CPAs, Chair of the Ethics Committee, and Liaison to the Alaska Board of Public Accountancy on behalf of the Society. The Alaska Society recognized her service with their Distinguished Service Award and Public Service Award. Melody became a Trustee for the University of Alaska Foundation in 2009 and has chaired the Foundation’s Finance and Audit Committee since 2012. She also volunteers in organizations such as Fairbanks Sunriser’s Rotary Club and serves on local non-profit boards from time to time.