Melissa grew up on the western edge of the New York Finger Lakes region in an antique farmhouse, attending auctions and flea markets with her parents. She earned a BFA from Syracuse University. After a shiny decade on the left coast, Melissa returned gleefully to seasons and snow to pursue an MBA from Northeastern. Realizing that corporate life really cramps her style, she decided to get into the always entertaining world of estate sales. Melissa enjoys hunting for antiques in flea markets in every corner of the world. Other loves include her amazing husband Brad, finding twisty dirt roads to explore by motorcycle, and their two Cardigan Welsh Corgis.