I am proud of that name. I was taught long ago by a mentor that your name is all you have. Or, as Sir Richard Branson once said, "Your brand or your name is simply your reputation, you have to fight in life to protect that as it means everything. Nothing is more important."
I have had many names. Through birth, adoption, failed marriages...it meant the world to me to get back to Melissa Appleton. I understand the importance of one's name; one's brand; one's reputation.
I am a mother to many (adult offspring, teenagers, dogs...) I am a survivor. I am proud to say that I was one of the first pioneers of the Great Resignation. I am a small business owner relying on my name.
I am dedicated to the advancement of Woman- and Minority-Owned small businesses, as well as Section 3 residents.