Melissa is a Durango native and brings experience and knowledge of the area to all of her clients. The moment you sit down and talk with Melissa, she makes you feel comfortable and confident. Melissa is a highly motivated, positive, honest and hard-working person. Melissa was born and raised in Durango and attended Fort Lewis College. Prior to practicing real estate, Melissa worked in sales for a local and national company. During this time, she was able to start investing in real estate and that is when she found her passion. After deciding to pursue real estate, she realized the value of understanding the loan process as well as the sales process. She worked as a mortgage broker for over 3 years before obtaining her real estate license in 2005. She has been awarded Rookie of the Year, Growth Achievement and was honored with the Spirit Award for her community mindedness. In her free time, she can be found riding her bike on the trails or roads surrounding Durango. She has been a volunteer coach for DEVO, Durango’s junior development mountain bike organization, has volunteered with Trails 2000, Fort Lewis College and was on The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic organizing committee, which her father and uncle started, and organizes fundraisers for various organizations. Aside from her local interests and commitments, Melissa travels around the country supporting other non-profit organizations and helping others build their businesses through coaching and training. If you are looking for someone who has your best interests at heart and will help you achieve your real estate goals, Melissa will work on your behalf and make the process as seamless as possible while listening to YOUR needs and sharing her passion for what the Durango area has to offer.