Deborah moved to the Hudson Valley from New York City 19 years ago with her husband Christoph and her son Emmett. After becoming licensed as a real estate salesperson in 2006 she received recognition as “Rookie of the Year” from Ulster County’s then leading real estate company and the following year received National Recognition for production. In 2008 she elevated her relationship to the business and become an Associate Broker.

She has been an MLS top producer and is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) while also holding the National Association of REALTORS® GREEN® designation. 

Deborah and her husband have renovated a farmhouse in Samsonville and a 100+ year old home on Marcott Road while deepening their appreciation for all that Ulster County has to offer, they look forward to sharing the knowledge that comes from hands-on experience with clients.

After becoming an Independent Broker in 2013, Deborah opened the Habitat Real Estate Group office on Main Street in Stone Ridge in 2015 and has been coordinating sales and operations while keeping an eye on market conditions in order to better assist her clients. 

On her days off, Deborah likes to garden and is currently exploring alternative photographic processes involving botanical printmaking and natural dyeing techniques.


As an Ulster County native and a graduate of Kingston High School, SUNY New Paltz and Marist College, Melanie was thrilled to return back to her roots to serve the real estate needs of people looking to buy or sell in Ulster County after being part of an award winning, multi-million dollar producing team that specialized in selling luxury homes to the affluent in the Capital District.  

Since returning to her roots she’s been a consistent Top Producer. She greatly enjoy working with sellers and finding just the right marketing niche to get the property SOLD. From setting up the preliminary professional shoot that shows the property in its best light – to promoting it to just the right audience so that we’re able to get your property sold in a seamless process. It’s her pleasure!



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