🔦 Meet Melissa: The Lawtrades Team


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Melissa La Forest joined Lawtrades back in 2020 to head up our Account Management team. Hailing from Montana, Melissa brings a wide range of experience to the role after previously worked in the hospitality sector and sports industry. In her former position as Account Associate at ClassPass, she provided strategic leadership and managed over 100 key business accounts. Let’s get to know her a little better!

Can you share two interesting facts about yourself?

Well, I’ve spent over 50 days/night in the bottom of the Grand Canyon on river trips and I was a competitive runner in college … I guess it’s pretty obvious that I like being outdoors!

How do you like to spend your weekends?

I love to spend time with my family (my 16-month-old little boy, my husband, and our dog). I love running, snowboarding, rafting, and cooking…I like being active! We recently bought a house so lately my weekends are filled with house projects.

What is the most unconventional job you ever had?

This is a tough question! I've had quite a few "unconventional" jobs, from raft guiding, snowboard coaching, to various jobs in the hospitality industry. They all taught me a lot about people and building relationships.

Why did you choose to join Lawtrades?

Lawtrades is building a really unique product in a space where the need for a service like Lawtrades is only growing. It's really fun to be part of something that is so impactful in so many ways!

What are your primary responsibilities?

My primary role as an Account Manager is to grow the relationships we have with both our clients and our talent on the platform.

What are you most looking forward to in this position?

Making an impact on both our talent and our clients. Helping our clients succeed and helping our talent network find flexible work is really rewarding! We are also at a point where, as a company, we are growing and changing really fast so it’s fun to be part of this!

Where do you think you help the most in this position?

Understanding our clients’ needs and building relationships to grow both our current business as well as understand the future needs of how we can expand our business. I really enjoy problem-solving and helping find solutions for our clients. This position allows for that every day!

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