Melissa Mikkelson and her husband founded Liberty Investment Properties in 1988 after moving from Oregon in 1986. A graduate of Linfield College (OR), Melissa has engaged in a variety of small business & leadership endeavors. Her passion for scripture, young people, and ministry has prompted her to start parachurch ministries, lead small groups, help church plant, and launch Elevate Orlando. She has served as a board member for Student Venture, Here’s Life, Priority Associates, Women of Grace, and currently serves on the board of National Christian Foundation and Elevate Orlando. In her free time she finds joy in competitive tennis, golfing, and spending time in the mountains of Montana snow skiing, hiking & exploring “God’s Country.” Most importantly she works beside her best friend and husband of 40 years, Mike. Together they have graciously raised a God-loving family of 4 children and currently have 9 grandchildren. She considers her children’s love for the Lord as her greatest “joy” and celebrates with deep gratitude God’s abundant grace to her family.