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Hired: 2008


  • Portland State University, Post Baccalaureate Accounting, 2006
  • University of Oregon, B.S. Psychology, Minor Business, 2000

Practice Emphasis:

  • Income taxation, business consulting and planning
  • Small to mid-sized businesses
  • Pass-through entities and individuals
  • Professional service entities
  • Closely held and family-owned businesses

Connect with Melissa


Melissa brings over a decade of public accounting experience to every client relationship. Prior to joining Delap, she worked at an accounting firm in Salem for three years. Melissa also served as the executive assistant for a lobbyist for over four years prior to pursuing a career in public accounting.

As a partner, she provides tax and accounting services for private, closely-held businesses and individuals. Melissa’s industry focus is small to mid-sized businesses, pass-through entities, professional service entities, and individuals. Melissa works closely with her team to ensure tax returns are completed in a timely-fashion. In addition, she stays connected to clients throughout the year by providing various accounting, support, and year-end planning services.

During her time away from the firm, Melissa participates in various charitable events throughout the year. When she is not spending time with her husband, two young daughters, and their dog, she also enjoys outdoor activities and attending sporting events.


  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Food Bank, Volunteer
  • Portland Tax Forum, Board Member

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