With over 15 years as a real estate broker and over 30 years as a Gig Harbor native, Melissa brings a wealth of local knowledge and professional experience to Properties NW. Melissa is an active and long-standing member of the Gig Harbor community. As a member of the Downtown Waterfront Association and the Economic Vitality Committee, Melissa strives to support local small businesses that make Gig Harbor unique. Her keen eye, design and staging experience come naturally and through experience as the owner and operator of local home décor shop, Sea Hags Coastal Décor. Having spent 7 years in commercial fishing prior to working in the real estate industry, Gig Harbor’s maritime culture and history are personally meaningful to Melissa. She is passionate about sustainability and preservation and has been awarded the NAR Designation GREEN for her commitment to keeping our area a beautiful place to call home. All of Melissa’s past and present experiences and accomplishments, including her past career in advertising and marketing and her BA in Psychology, provide her clients with a unique set of skills, knowledge, and business acumen that delivers the very best home buying and selling experience.