July 15 2019

Our latest Team Member Spotlight highlights Melody Tran, one of TopSpot’s Web Developers. Melody has been an integral part of TopSpot’s Website Design & Development Team for nearly five years now and is described by Team Members as dependable, helpful and a great communicator. If a Team Member has a question, Melody is quick to respond with new insights and context. We’re proud to introduce you to a valuable member of the TopSpot Team and our latest Team Member Spotlight, Melody Tran!

Meet Melody Tran, TopSpot Web Developer

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How long have you been working at TopSpot, and what do you do here?

I work on TopSpot’s website design & development team as a web developer and will be celebrating my 5 year anniversary this September!

What is your favorite part about working for TopSpot?

When I began working at TopSpot almost five years ago, I had very limited experience no experience with building websites in MODx, the content management system used at TopSpot. Thanks to the mentorship and coaching I’ve received from my Team Members over the years, I am very comfortable with MODx today!

Thanks to my Team Members, I am consistently improving and learning something new every single day, which helps me to become an even better web developer.

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

Outside of the office, I love traveling with my 3-year-old son Kyle and my husband, Julian. At the end of every year, we always try to plan out where and when to take vacations for the upcoming year. 

I have lived in 3 different continents and traveling has always been a big part of my life. I believe traveling not only creates memories but it also creates meaningful relationships. We began taking Kyle to explore the world when he was an infant. We want to encourage him to meet people from other cultures and teach him to see the world outside of his own perspective.

How do you balance your career and family?

As a working parent, I think the key is to focus on a plan, get organized and find the right balance between spending time on your profession and with your family. Make the best use of your time at work by prioritizing your tasks, do your best work, be accountable and be confident in your experience.

How do you define success?

To me, success is being self-motivated, responsible and always have a positive attitude. The desire to improve is something I keep striving for every day at work.

Here are a few things Melody’s Team Members have to say about her via our internal “Cheers” platform, TinyPulse:

Thank you for knocking out the web edit for our client so quickly! They were blown away by our turn around time. Way to make a great first impression!

A HUGE thanks to the both of you for your extensive help on the latest Phase 3 revisions. You were quick to respond, add insight & context, and helped facilitate movement on the revisions! This was my first time going through the revision process and was really appreciated! Thanks for making it a smooth process for me!

I appreciate you taking the time to answer all of my specific development questions about this site. Your help is much appreciated

Thanks for knocking out the recent MODx upgrades, quick turnarounds, sharing tips with each other, staying late, working odd hours, following the process and completing the task in hand. A beautiful example of teamwork and dedication.

Thanks for all your help on my recent launches and other projects! You’re always on top of things and giving great updates.

Want to join our team and work with talented people like Melody every day?

We’re Hiring!