Melina Mendoza

Human Resources Director

The Rush Companies


In Melina Mendoza's words

Our employees are our greatest resource, without them, the best business plan and ideas will fail.  I find that I am constantly inspired by people.  I enjoy the people that I work and collaborate with every single day.  

Melina joined the RUSH team in September of 2017.  She brings over 18 years of HR experience.  Previously, she held a position as the Director of Human Resources of a mid-sized company in Seattle as well as the HR Manager for a large employer in eastern WA.  When she’s not at the office, she enjoys running, skiing and fabulous summer weather in eastern Washington, with her husband and three children.

Associate of Arts (AA) in Business at Wenatchee Valley College

SHRM member since 2000

Notary Public

Certified Bilingual Translator

Ongoing labor law training/seminars/classes

Melina has diversified, extensive background in all aspects of human resources management including employee recruitment and retention, staff development, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, HR policy development and legal compliance, developing teambuilding programs, and writing personnel manuals, corporate policies, job description and various management reports.  She is most proud of her ability to foster culturally diverse teams that work well together to achieve personal, team and company goals.