Melissa CarranzaMelissa Carranza joined the TargetSolutions team as a client services representative in February and although it’s only been a short while, she feels right at home. Born and raised in San Diego, California Melissa loves hiking and enjoying the outdoors when she’s not in the office.

Melissa’s previous experience has helped her thrive in her position at TargetSolutions. She’s worked as a patient services representative at Scripps Hospital and as technology support for Mitchell International Inc., a provider of software for the automotive industry to manage collision and medical claims. Melissa enjoys helping others and appreciates that she can make online training easier for first responders and everyday heroes.

“I love that we, at TargetSolutions, are able to serve those who serve. As part of the Client Services team and Philanthropy team at TargetSolutions, I’m able to make a difference.”

Get to know Melissa better with this Q-and-A:

What is your favorite food?

I’m a foodie but if I must pick, I choose Mexican food.

What is your favorite movie?

Shawshank Redemption

Who is your favorite music artist?

I like any kind of soulful music, like the oldies and R&B.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’d go to Israel.

What is your idea of a perfect weekend?

A trip to the mountains with my family! I love hiking, swimming and just enjoying nature with good food and my loved ones.

Do you prefer cats or dogs?

Dogs

What is your favorite sports team?

The Golden State Warriors

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Pistachio

What is your favorite type of weather?

Cold, rainy days at home.

Do you have any pets?

We have an 8 year old Pitbull named Halo!

Fun fact about yourself:

Sometimes I go to bed before 9 P.M. and love it!