Melvin Sage-EL - REALTOR ®
Born & raised in Brooklyn, NY, my grandparents came through Ellis Island about 100 years ago emigrating from Barbados & Jamaica. After high school, I attended Hampton University, in Hampton, VA where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.
After graduating college, I joined the Army & spent 23 years, 5 months & 6 days retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer Three; I served in Germany, Saudi Arabia & 8 different stateside assignments. After retiring from the Army, I began a career with the Federal Government as an Army Civilian Employee; I retired from Federal Civil Service after 11 years at FT Richardson, AK. Except for a 2-year stint as an Army Recruiter, I have spent my entire Military & Civilian career working in Personnel Management & Human Resources Management. I recently completed my Master’s in Business Administration with Wayland Baptist University. In addition to my civilian education, I have completed several Army Leadership & Management Courses.
I love serving our community; I recently joined the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, am an active member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Palmer & the past president & current member of the Mat-Su MLK Jr. Foundation. Since 2009, the MLK foundation has provided $10,000 in scholarships to ten deserving students graduating from a Mat-Su Valley High School.
I see my real estate career as an extension of community service by helping people achieve their real estate dreams & goals. Plus, Real Estate agents look really cool on HGTV! I love to meet people & converse with them because many times I discover we all have a common bond whether it’s a hometown, place where we lived or an occupation or hobby.
Married over 25 years, my wife & I have 4 “adult” children; & 4 grandchildren, whom we unashamedly spoil excessively. We have called Alaska & the Matsu Borough home for 15 years. My hobbies include fishing, hiking, spending time with the family, & being involved in my church's activities. I am a big fan the NY Knicks, March Madness, the NY Giants, & the NY Yankees.
My greatest passion is serving my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ & ministering to His people singing in my church’s choir!