“Client relationships are the thing that I love about our business. Building relationships with the clients and people in their businesses allows us to better serve the needs and wants of the clients.”
Born and raised in Montana, Mel graduated from the University of Montana in 1975 with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with an accounting emphasis. He became licensed in Montana and Wyoming and began practicing for Leroy Summers, CPA in June of 1975. Mel quickly rose through the ranks to become a partner in Summers McNea and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Montana Society of CPAs, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and has served as a member of the Montana Society of CPAs Peer Review Committee.
Mel’s range of expertise is wide, including, but not limited to; retail, automotive dealerships, agriculture, real estate, construction, and service industries. Mel is also a Certified Valuation Analyst, and is working to create a more active business valuation area at Summers McNea. He also works with clients and their law firms as an expert witness and consultant.
Mel enjoys time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. He spends his free time golfing, reading, and traveling on the weekends to watch Grizzly football games.