Hello! I’m Melanie, your Southwest Florida real estate expert, proud mother of an FAU student, and wife and supporter of my husband’s award-winning charter “Captain Brian On The Water.” Brian and I moved to SWFL in 1994 when we graduated college and started work for the Recreation Department at South Seas Resort on Captiva.
Originally from Western Nebraska, Florida was a BIG change for me, as it is for most of you who migrate south from other parts of the U.S. With a Bachelor's in Business Administration & Travel/Tourism from the University of Nebraska, most of my career has involved non-profit work in the field of education. I have been a preschool teacher, Director of Early Learning Providers at the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL, managed the Scholarship Program at the SWFL Community Foundation, and recently the Director of Early Childhood Education at the Heights Center.
You might ask yourself, how did she become involved in real estate? Well, I’ve always had an interest in the industry since moving here years ago. My husband’s successful guide business has also provided me the opportunity to help clients of his relocate to our area. Sharing my love for SWFL and helping others live out their dream has been just as rewarding as my years in education.
Besides boating, shelling, and exploring the great outdoor environment, we also love attending church on Sunday and getting involved in community events. I have really enjoyed volunteering and serving on the Steering Committee for Friends of Cayo Costa State Park. There are so many ways to get involved in the wonderful community here in SWFL, and I can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood!