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Melissa Schwass | Chapter Director

With a focus on the future and helping others, Melissa has over a decade of experience in helping enterprises and teams deploy innovative and cutting edge technology. As partner and COO of Cyberlocke Services, Melissa continues serving her mission of helping others by hiring and re-training displaced workers. Through her extensive IT consulting background, Melissa has been able to scale businesses, train the future of tomorrow, and give back to her community.

This is her second time growing a chapter of ChickTech – Melissa recently relocated from Denver to Dallas, where she is now serving as the local chapter director. With her experience growing and starting non-profit organizations, Melissa hopes to unite businesses and their local communities. Melissa believes it is the responsibility of today’s leadership to prepare and foster new talent for the world of tomorrow.

Kaelin

Kaelin McDaniel | Operations Director

Kaelin McDaniel is a Florida native, who has been living in Colorado for the past six years. Having graduated college with two bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Russian Studies, Kaelin’s career focus has been on international business. Her academic interests include Intercultural Communications, National Security, and Linguistic Studies.

After identifying cyber security as the next major national security obstacle, Kaelin shifted her focus to a career in IT. Currently working as a Business Analyst at Cyberlocke Services, Kaelin is proud to be a woman in STEM and is committed to supporting girls and women across the globe who are interested in technology as well.

Michelle

Michelle Kobrzak | Volunteer Director

Michelle Kobrzak is an Engagement Manager for Cyberlocke. Originally with a career in luxury hospitality, Michelle had no idea that losing her job due to Covid would take her down a completely different path and that she would soon find a passionate career in technology. Cyberlocke happened to be looking for displaced professionals who needed a new career.

Although nervous to switch industries at first, Michelle quickly began to thrive and find her confidence through the mentorship of her superiors. She is thrilled to be a part of ChickTech and to have the chance to provide the same support and opportunity to other women who are already a part of or interested in joining the tech industry. She hopes to not only share her knowledge but to also learn from the amazing women around her.

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