Hi! My name is Melinda Bordes and I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I attended the University of Georgia and graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. of ED Degree. I lived abroad in Berlin, Germany for two years and traveled throughout Europe during my stay. I taught school for 12 years in the north Atlanta area and owned a very successful antique business for 10 years called Old South Antiques. I have two daughters who live in the north Atlanta area and have been blessed with 4 beautiful grandchildren. My hobbies are landscaping and caring for my Golden Retriever, Grace Elizabeth, and my parrot Captain. I volunteered for the Wildlife Rehab involved with rescue, rehab and release. I love restoring and preserving historical homes and restored the Fogarty Home built in 1872. After selling that home I returned to Island living. I have had many years of honestly serving the Real Estate public. Prior to sales I was in the Rental Department of Island Real Estate for five years. Listing and selling “beach properties” and meeting people from all over the world is my passion. Top that with ISLAND living at the beach and that’s heaven! I have had the pleasure of writing a blog called Silhouettes at Sunset where I share amazing sunsets on Anna Maria Island. I combine my photography skills with our spectacular sunsets and Island information so while you are away you can still catch a sunset! Whether buying or selling let me assist in making your dream a reality!