About PFC

Melissa Houser

Founder. Philanthropist. Community Advocate.

Melissa has spent years building the foundation for her own legacy; now she’s ready to help you begin (or continue) building yours.

 

Melissa’s life-long passion for helping others has led to her putting an impressive history of event planning, a cadre of community resources, and a background in marketing and fundraising to work at Positive Force Consulting.

Although not a native Houstonian, Melissa has called Houston home since graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001. She has grown to love Houston and all its quirks (although she could live without the relentless traffic).

Melissa knows Houston is a force to be reckoned with. The history of the city and its people inspire her to see all the possibilities of "what could be." Between the eccentricity of the Heights, the glass and steel beauty of Downtown, the funky vibe of Montrose, and the cultural mecca of the Museum District, Melissa draws inspiration from the city she loves.

Through Positive Force Consulting, Melissa's goal is to give back to the community and people that have given her so much. Through expert design and implementation of corporate and nonprofit events, marketing and branding strategy creation, and connecting clients with the resources needed to build their own legacies, Melissa is determined to build a stronger community. Some would say this is a pretty lofty goal. To which Melissa would reply, “And?

WORDS I LIVE BY

The biggest myth about Southern women is that we are frail types - fainting on our sofas...nobody where I grew up ever acted like that. We were about as fragile as coal trucks.

- Lee Smith

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.

 - Henry David Thoreau

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

 - Albert Pike

You gotta fight for your right to party.

- Beastie Boys

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

- Norman Vincent Peale

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

- Mark Twain

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Eats & Drinks

  • Chicken Fried Steak

  • Chips & Queso

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Cherry Coke

  • Iced Tea

Musicians

  • Jimi Hendrix

  • Ryan Adams

  • Citizen Cope

  • Ray Lamontagne

 

 

Books

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

  • A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

 

TV Shows

  • That 70's Show

  • Game of Thrones

  • Chopped

Movies

  • Urban Cowboy

  • Steel Magnolias

  • The Shawshank Redemption

Songs

  • Lucky - Seven Mary Three

  • Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams

  • Delicate - Damien Rice

Destinations

  • New Orleans

  • Nashville

  • Texas Hill Country

Holiday

  • Halloween