About Melissa MutkoskiBorn and raised in Independence, Missouri, I then attended high school in Cheshire, CT where I met the love of my life. I attended Rhode Island College while Rich was at Boston University, and eventually we married and settled in and around the Boston area. I entered the software industry where I became influential in the Quality Assurance side of the industry, leading teams and workshops in several companies in Massachusetts. After moving around the state a lot, we bought our first home in Tewksbury, where we raised our son, Ryan. After struggling with the schools there and Ryan’s private school went out of business, we moved to Westford, MA and raised our daughter, Brianna, there as well. Westford had excellent public schools and the housing was priced accordingly, but we thoroughly enjoyed our 12 years living in Westford.
After 25 successful years in the computer software industry in Massachusetts, I was forced to retire early in 2012 due to serious health problems. I even spent 5 years in a wheelchair with a very limited life due to mounting health problems that included asthma and chronic pain. Then in the summer of 2014 my family and I moved to the subtropical paradise of Southwest Florida where beauty surrounds you, the warmth soothes you, and the easy casual lifestyle inspires you daily. Now, at the end of 2015, I am off all medications, out of the wheelchair, and leading a healthy, active lifestyle thanks to the wonderful doctors, sunshine, and superb air quality of my new home here in Paradise. I now walk my dog miles every day, we boat out of Stump Pass Marina, as well as Jet Ski, shelling on our beaches and sandbars, and learning to kayak, with a goal of learning how to sail in 2016!
I love it here so much, I have so much energy, and I am so grateful for my ability to live in such a wonderful place, I want to share it with everyone, so I have recently become a Realtor with Paradise Cove Properties Inc. If you, or anyone you know, are thinking of moving to paradise, give me a call. Let me show you what the Cape Haze area has to offer!