After moving to Portland in 1998 with nothing but a small truck and a few personal possessions, Mel put herself through school and graduated with a double-major from Portland State University. She has volunteered hundreds of hours with organizations such as Portland Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program and the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR).
Mel has a strong background in financing, construction, building systems and home renovations. Since becoming a Realtor® in 2006, Mel has served on various committees at the local Realtor® association (PMAR) and is currently a Director for the Oregon Association of Realtors® (OAR). A Diamond-Platinum Member of the Masters Circle for several years running, Mel is a seasoned pro. Other passions include international travel, speaking Spanish, cooking, yoga and the great outdoors.