A lifetime Blount County native, Melissa majored in finance and real estate and began a career in the financial industry with 12 years in banking; specializing in new construction lending and she managed a multi-million dollar commercial loan portfolio. In 2004, Melissa obtained her real estate license and in 2007 her Broker’s license and became a multi-million dollar producer in residential real estate sales.
Since obtaining her license, Melissa has continued her education in real estate, is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute and holds the prestigious Master GRI designation, is a Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative and holds the e-Pro designation. Melissa is actively involved in the community both professionally and personally. From 2013-2015, Melissa served as the MLS Representative for the Blount County Chapter of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS (KAAR) and in 2017, Melissa will begin serving as a member of the Board of Directors of KAAR.
On a statewide level, Melissa served as the 2012 District Representative and the 2013 Membership Chair for the Tennessee Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). In 2012, she was named Tennessee Chapter CRS Member of the Year.
Melissa has served on the board of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee and was the 2012-13 President of Maryville Junior Service League. Melissa enjoys music, kayaking, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, she is the wife of Mike Stuart and they are proud parents of three sons, Hunter, Scott & Brett.