Melissa was born and raised in Southern New Jersey and moved to a suburb of Houston, Texas during high school. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After college, she worked as an Inside Sales Representative for Pennzoil but then decided to follow her passion for soccer, which she has played most of her life, and went to work for Soccer 4 All. During her almost 15 years at Soccer 4 All, she held various positions from Retail Sales Manager to Team Sales Manager and Buyer. After moving to Austin in 2012, she decided to get her real estate license and pursue an interest in a new career that would put her communication and service skills to best use. Melissa is committed to furthering her real estate education and has obtained her GRI (Graduate Realtors ® Institute) and RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) certifications.
Working for a soccer specialty sporting goods store made Melissa understand the importance of excellent customer service. Anyone can shop online or go to a big box sporting goods store and buy soccer equipment. But what if you have questions? What if you’ve never played soccer? What if you are extremely advanced and looking for something specific? You would expect specialized service and expert knowledge. The scenario is the same in terms of real estate. And that is exactly why Melissa is a Habitat Hunter, because she understands the importance of being an expert in the Austin real estate market while providing top notch, specialized customer service.
Melissa lives in NW Austin with her husband and native Austinite, Cory, their two girls and rescue pup. She plays on and manages her women’s soccer team, Arsenal, in the Austin Women’s Soccer League. She also serves on the parent council at her daughter’s school, Covenant United Methodist Preschool, as the Communications Coordinator. Melissa is the Chair of the Welcoming Committee for Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association, and serves on the Education Policy Team for the Austin Board of REALTORS®.
Melissa’s main goal is to make home buying or selling a pleasant experience. She cares and listens to her clients and will work hard to help them achieve their real estate goals.