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Melissa Krudwig

Owner/Managing Partner
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Melissa was born in Wilson, NC and has called GA home for 20 years.  Melissa graduated and earned her Army commission from North Georgia Military College in 1992.  Her resume includes her service as a Commissioned Officer in the Air Defense Corps. Melissa served in the Persian Gulf and several other deployments following.  After leaving the service, she worked at Raytheon Corporation as a Quality Assurance Engineer.  In her free time, Melissa enjoys volunteering with local Military units, writing, shooting, singing karaoke, camping, reading, and spending time with her husband, John, and sons, Jack and Seth.

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Angie Chavez

Director of Buyers' Services

Angie Chavez is originally from Concord, NC and has lived in Georgia for 36 years. She is married and has two boys.  Angie has 17 years of real estate experience. She worked in new construction with national and local builders for 10 years. Angie is the Director of Buyers Services for our team. She has served on the ALC (Agent Leadership Council), and is an award winning member of the Cobb Association of Realtors. Angie recently earned her Associate Broker license. Her certifications include Military Relocation Professional, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, New Home Selling Expert and Short Sale Foreclosure Resource.


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Jessie Mitchell

Office Manager 

Jessie Mitchell was born in Mexico City, Mexico.  At the age of 3, her father was relocated back to the United States. Jessie grew up in the Golden Isles, near the beach. After high school, she attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA.  In August of 2000, Jessie married Chad Mitchell. They have two boys and two dogs. Jessie lived in Southeast Georgia for many years.  She is fluent in Spanish, worked for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for 9 years and has many years of experience as an Office Manager. In 2018, her husband received a promotion that relocated their family to Kennesaw.  Jessie welcomes challenges and accomplishing her goals.  She loves running, spending time with her family, friends and traveling.


Kim Schoenbachler

Closing Coordinator 

Kim grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has lived in the Atlanta area almost 20 years.  She worked for many years in call center management and then took a number of years off of work to stay home to be a full time mom.  She has been working in the real estate industry for the last 4 years as a Closing Coordinator, the last 3 with the Think Melissa Team.  Kim was named the Top Administrator in 2015.  She volunteers with many organizations, including Must Ministry, Mostly Mutts, her church and her daughter’s school. In her free time, she loves watching the Tennessee Vols, playing Alta tennis, camping, and spending time with her husband Tony and children, Sam and Katie.