Maybe it was her childhood on the family ranch east of Calgary, learning that any job worth doing is worth doing right. Or perhaps it was moving to the big city after High School and the years spent in the restaurant industry where the size of gratuity acts as a clear and immediate indicator of your performance. No matter where the lesson took root, Melissa learned it well.
Details matter. In 2007 a career shift saw her move from the bustle of nightly meal service to front line Reception at a busy Calgary brokerage. It was time for a change and Melissa got her first taste of real estate. She was hooked. A shift to an Admin Assistant role sated her craving for organization, while art and interior design classes offered a creative outlet. Working “hands-on” with a top producing team in the brokerage was a real education on the cycles of the Calgary real estate market. Melissa viewed these years as on-the-job training. An apprenticeship on what it takes to be successful, and effectively represent her clients as she watched and learned from some of the most respected teams in the city.
For this farm girl, there are no short cuts. In 2017 Melissa acquired her Realtor's license and now brings that same work ethic, hustle and attention to detail to every deal she transacts on behalf of her clients. When not at the office, you'll find Melissa chauffeuring and cheering on her two boys at their various activities, plotting how to appear next to Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune, or whipping up some enchiladas in the kitchen while dreaming of her next Mexican getaway.