Melina Tomson

Principal Broker/Owner

I am the owner of the Tomson Burnham firm and am licensed to practice real estate in the State of Oregon. I have been an agent since 2004 and owned my own brokerage since 2007.

I am a mom, a lover of books, and a nature photography hobbyist. I’m also a foodie and like trying out all of the new restaurants in Salem and surrounds. From coffee to lemon tiramisu, I’ve got you covered with recommendations.  I’m also a data geek.  If there is a number to crunch and analyze I’m all over it. I am the author of our blog and talk about market statistics and have been blogging since 2007.

I sell all sorts of homes and investment properties. If someone lives in it, I sell it.  I sell multi-family housing to acreage to old vintage homes.  Older homes/units are my specialty though.  If it has asbestos, lead paint, galvanized plumbing, knob and tube, ungrounded outlets, etc you are in my territory, from bungalows to Victorians to MCM’s.  I restore homes for investment as well as sell real estate.  My office is the Burgraff-Burt-Webster house and I’ve been slowly restoring it since 2014 when I purchased it.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places.  I also restore old homes and then rent them so I’m actively involved in the Salem rental market if you are an investor.

Dave Wiggers


I moved to Salem in 1993 and started a construction company a few years after that. During most of my time in the Willamette Valley, I have been involved in building many new houses, remodeling, flipping, and real estate investing. Owning a construction company for over 20 years has given me unique insight into how houses are built and which ones are built well. I have specialized knowledge to help clients envision construction possibilities and help avoid potential issues. This gives my clients and our brokerage an advantage and a perspective others may not have.

In my free time, I enjoy playing the electric guitar and am involved in my church band. I like to BBQ and hang out with extended family. Although I love the intricacies of real estate, l also enjoy the simple things in life—a walk with my boys, a great cup of coffee, and time with friends.

My goal as a real estate broker is to create a good relationship with clients to meet their unique needs and accomplish the task of buying or selling property together. I want my clients to be well informed and feel confident about their real estate purchase. The Tomson Burnham brokerage has a cooperative and supportive culture and has extensive resources to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you.

Daniel Gonzalez


My greatest joy is doting on my family, though golf may be a close second. I am a passionate reader and a life-long learner. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Dakota and I enjoy giving back to my community as an officer in the Oregon Army National Guard.

My business is built on one thing: The Golden Rule. My driving principle is to treat you, my client, as I would want to be treated. When it comes to business, I firmly believe that the client always comes first. I am your advisor and advocate from the first time we meet to the day we close. I pride myself on my exceptional communication and customer service, striving to provide the best possible experience throughout the entire process.  Every client is unique and I strive to learn exactly what you want so that I can focus my full energy and attention on getting exactly that.

Kyle Tomson

Principal Broker

I have been an agent since 2014, and have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.  Before joining Melina’s brokerage, I developed the back-end for our Salem neighborhood quiz.

I am a father, an avid cyclist, build model rockets as a hobbyist, and work with my wife Melina to restore and rent old homes in the Salem metro area.  I enjoy the carpentry/finish work and the challenge of restoring charm to these old houses.

My experience restoring run-down homes has proven invaluable to my clients regardless of whether they are interested in historic homes or new construction.  I can help my clients identify problems in any home and determine how much effort any particular issue will require to fix and how much it might cost.  I mostly work with out of state buyers relocating to Salem for work or retirement.

John Kirk

Principal Broker

Full-time real estate Principal Broker, husband, and father of two.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Whitman College.  Before becoming a real estate broker, I taught 6th grade math and science to English language learners in Lemon Grove, California for 5 years.  I was also blessed with the privilege of being able to be a stay at home dad for my two children for the first 4+ years after we moved to Salem.  I thoroughly enjoy, fishing, reading, and spending time with my family and sometimes making home-brewed beer.

Throughout my career, I’ve distinguished myself and grown my business by acting as a professional and well informed adviser to all of my clients while simultaneously providing excellent customer service and communication.  I look forward to showing you why my prior clients refer me on a regular basis!