SVP of Sales
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Melissa has worked in the real estate industry since 2009. Having begun her career in the auction industry with Christie’s, she has always possessed a passion for art, antiques, historical architecture and design. Melissa received her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and immediately moved to London to focus on her graduate degree in the History of Art and Connoisseurship with Christie’s. After completing her degree, Melissa worked in New York for a mid-size auction house, Doyle New York.
Returning to the Bay Area in 2009, Melissa became a Realtor and worked with investors in both Contra Costa and Alameda counties. In 2010, she was recruited to run the operations at the Oakland Association of Realtors, and in 2012 was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. During her career with the Oakland Association of Realtors, Melissa was actively involved with the National Association of REALTORS and California Association of Realtors, serving on the Association Executive Advisory Committee and Consumer Communications Committee. Shifting back to sales in 2015, Melissa became the Sales Manager for a local East Bay brokerage. Joining the Red Oak team in 2018, she brings a diverse knowledge of the real estate industry from operational management to sales and investing.