Melissa is a lifelong resident of California growing up on the Peninsula. Out of high school she jumped into a career in Banking and after a few years moved in to Real Estate lending as a Loan Processor and then landed in Loan Collection. Melissa spent the next decade working for large companies in the Silicon Valley as their Credit and Collections Manager. In 1998, to become a homeowner, Melissa and her young daughter moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Melissa started her own service business in 2003, teaching Yoga, Meditation and becoming a Certified Massage Therapist. Her Property Management experience began when clients expressed that they wanted to stay at her day spa overnight. In 2016, Melissa teamed up with a local property owner and created four short term rentals that she fully managed and operated.
In Melissa’s spare time she enjoys Yoga and Meditation. She loves to write about self-help topics and has self-published many articles and books. After work you can find her spending time hiking in the mountains with her dog or working in her garden. Melissa is a volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and enjoys dancing in the Shimmy Mob for the Walnut Women’s Center each year.