Originally born and raised in New York, Malissa attended Drexel University and earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in Design & Merchandising. She spent over 21 years working for
two powerhouse companies, beginning with QVC, where she spent 18 years receiving an
unparalleled education in sales from an entirely new perspective as an on-air talent, and
SPANX, working as a Field Sales Specialist. With a background in sales and marketing and a
passion for architecture and design, the shift into real estate was natural, as she always knew
that she wanted to chart a path to helping others.
On vacation, she first encountered Center Street's charm and Amelia Island's natural wonders
and thought of her hometown on the North Shore of Long Island, NY. She wanted to get back to
the nostalgic Norman Rockwellian atmosphere of her childhood in Northport but without cold
winters and immediately knew this would be where she would set her roots.
She is committed to guiding customers through what may be one of their most significant
investments and through what can be a highly emotional process by being responsive and
available. She believes in regular, clear communication, being an adept listener, valuing
integrity, and doing the right thing for the long term.
Malissa believes in giving back to her community and has been very active with numerous non-
profit organizations, including Elephant Refuge North America, The Humane Society, and The
Special Olympics. She serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, and Yulee. She delights in
sharing what the beautiful Florida area lifestyle has to offer her clients with her local knowledge
and expertise, which include a multitude of outdoor activities offering gorgeous nature trails for
walking, hiking, and biking in addition to favorite local beaches, swimming, kayaking, where to
find shark's teeth, fishing, boating, golf and tennis together with the historic architecture in
downtown Fernandina and Old Town as well as superb dining, boutique shopping along with
unique cultural events and activities for everyone.
Pairing with Coldwell Banker The Amelia Group was the other perfect piece of the puzzle for
her. They are recognized as one of the world's most trusted and reputable real estate brands.
They are masters of real estate marketing and online presence, having the reach of an
international network and global connection, and being a leader in the luxury market. These
things are the distinctive mix for Malissa together with her additional education, including
certifications as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Global Luxury Property
Specialist, Resort Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist
(SRES) and EPro.
Let Malissa assist you with selling or buying your home, condominium, vacant land for building,
investment property, residence in a gated community, vacation home, or waterfront luxury
estate, and discover the unique lifestyle, natural beauty, and delightful climate quintessential