An Austinite for more than two decades, Melissa is a proud daughter of the South with a wide range of professional experience and unparalleled networks. A longtime Westlake resident, Melissa has participated firsthand in Austin’s real estate boom, having moved here from Atlanta with her husband, Eric, and has raised a family of three children.
Melissa is a recent human resources consultant to several area companies in the technology space. She has also worked in HR at MCI and Neiman Marcus and began her career in Marketing at The Headline Group. A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Melissa is an alumna of Ole Miss, from which she graduated with distinction and a double major in journalism and public relations.
Melissa is an active volunteer in the community through organizations including the Junior League of Austin, Women’s Symphony League, National Charity League, Eanes ISD and Helping Hand Home. In 2011, Melissa co-chaired the Cattle Baron’s Ball, with fundraising going towards research for the American Cancer Society.
Melissa has genuine passion for creating, nurturing and sustaining lifelong relationships both personally and professionally — and is proud that those relationships have stood the test of time. She has a deep love of travel (since eloping to the South of France), loves hiking, and enjoys boating on beautiful Lake Austin.
Since buying her first home in Buckhead, Georgia, Melissa has been fascinated by residential real estate. With the dynamic growth in Austin, she is thrilled to be part of the Gottesman Residential Real Estate team.