Melissa Shields, a lifelong Bitterroot Valley resident, was born in Hamilton, Montana in 1977 and graduated from Hamilton High School. Melissa's education includes classes through the University of Montana at the Bitterroot College for Real Estate and Property Management, accounting, business, marketing, public speaking, and sales. Melissa is the proud mother of two sons and two stepchildren (15, 14, 13 & 12) who keep her busy with their many activities and school commitments as well as keep her updated on school districts and education programs across the area. Her future husband, Eric Shields is a well- known and successful electrician who works around the region. His contacts and expertise add another level of knowledge to Melissa's deep connection to the valley. She is the Lifeline program Manager at the Council on Aging, teaches a "Stepping On" fall prevention class to seniors and a "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" class. Melissa also owns her own business, Thrifty Threads in Corvallis, and continues to take care of her family with love and many activities. The entire family of six, ski/snowboard in the winter, camp, travel and ride dirt bikes, racing all around Montana spring through fall! Melissa, with 4 years real estate experience, excels in paying close attention to the detail and really listening to her client's wants and needs. Melissa is committed to making sure she helps her clients make their housing dreams come true whether they are buying or selling! If you are looking for a friendly, hard-working, dedicated person to represent you, call Melissa today!!