Melissa, from both New York and Connecticut, attended Briarcliff College and then received her BA from Hope College in Holland. Michigan. In the 1970s she was a teacher and therapist at a residential school for emotionally disturbed children at the University of Chicago. Working there, as well as being a faculty member at the university, was a unique privilege that had a profound impact on her life. In 1975 Melissa moved to the Harbor Springs area, having been charmed by its New England feel and the warmth of the people. She joined the real estate profession in the 1980s. Melissa's skill in the art of negotiation as well as her attention to detail has served both her customers and clients well. She looks forward to each listing and knows that Sotheby's International Realty's phenomenal worldwide marketing programs give her clients the edge they need in this very competitive market. Her buyers and sellers appreciate the fact that they are working with a seasoned Realtor who will respect their needs and conduct their transaction with the utmost integrity. Melissa lives in Harbor Springs with her husband, Phillip. She loves to cook, entertain, read, tend to her herb garden, and play tennis. Both she and her husband are avid followers of the golf and tennis pro circuits.