WHERE I LIVE: Eliot, ME
FAVORITE LOCAL EATS: Ore Nell’s BBQ in Kittery and Street in Portsmouth
PET’S NAME: Bondar and Lulu – Two Rescue Dogs
FAVORITE COCKTAIL: Guiness
VACATION DESTINATION: Siesta Key, San Diego, North Conway
Licensed Realtor® in Maine + New Hampshire
Melissa’s deep roots in New England can be traced back to the 1700s through her family’s farm, where Melissa fell in love with animals. She raised all the traditional farm animals and brought several to fairs for show! After attending the University of New Hampshire for veterinary medicine, her career path took a sharp turn into the restaurant industry and then into a sales and marketing position for Magic Hat Brewery in Burlington, VT. Melissa’s past careers have brought her all over New England several times over, but she has always been drawn to the waters of New Hampshire and Maine.
Once settled in Eliot, she knew she needed to get back to what she loved – caring for animals. She organically grew a dog daycare and boarding business, K9 Lane in Eliot. After purchasing and renovating her own home, Melissa became a Licensed Realtor® to share her passion and expertise of Real Estate and Home Renovations with others!
Melissa has been an active member of Eliot’s Planning Board since 2010, and helped craft several ordinances that the community supported. Her background in hospitality, entrepreneurial spirit, flair for fun, and intimate knowledge of the Seacoast are the ultimate culmination of strengths for her clients. When Melissa isn’t tracking down the perfect home for her clients she is laughing with her two boys, tending her bee hives, weeding the garden, playing with dogs, and taking art classes.