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Meet Melanie

Meet Melanie Ruelas | Project Money Coach

Melanie Ruelas
Angie & Cris' Coach

Melanie began working in the financial industry straight out of high school and has carried a passion for helping people become financially successful ever since. A Summit veteran of nearly a decade, she has held various positions throughout her tenure, from call center representative to senior financial specialist to assistant branch manager to her current role of branch manager.

Melanie is well acquainted with the Project Money program, having won the competition last year with her team Jenniffer and Ashley!

While she’s certainly excited to defend her crown, she’s looking forward to the new set of challenges her team will bring this year. “Each team has entirely different goals,” Melanie explains. “Having a couple this year, communication around joint finances and working toward a common goal will be key. I’m excited for another season and to see further success from the project money program!”

Outside of her role at Summit, Melanie has three active children in sports and stays busy with extensive volunteering for various organizations. She has a passion for traveling with a goal to visit all 50 states, and was recently accepted as a staff member for Camp BLAZE, a non-profit organization in Seattle where she will volunteer as a firefighter.