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 by 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 tiramasu, 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 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 speciality 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 in investor.

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!

Brooke Anderson


Let’s be honest – buying or selling a home can be a daunting endeavor. Market conditions, timelines and paperwork, oh my! You need someone who can walk you through and this exciting and complicated undertaking with knowledge, efficiency and moral support. For me getting you to your destination of selling or buying a home isn’t the only measure of success. It’s important to me that you feel supported and informed all along the way.

Prior to becoming a real estate broker I worked for 14+ years transporting household goods domestically and internationally. I knew that to my clients it was never just stuff – it was grandma’s quilt, priceless baby photos and that odd lamp that reminds you of a favorite vacation every time you turn it on. And I know that houses are not just four walls and a roof. It’s the place you can be yourself, invite your friends and make your own. I want to help you balance the objective facts of the deal and transitioning into or out of a home you care for. I can guide you through the twists and turns so you know where you are and what’s ahead. No real journey is without a pothole here and there but I have a cool head and solid knowledge base to help keep you on the road.

I have lived in Salem most of my life and look forward to sharing that hometown knowledge with you. I live in and am especially fond of older homes. Those charming architectural gems do come with some less-than-charming challenges. I look forward to helping you decide if that crown molding and those glass doorknobs are worth it to you.

When not working with for a client I am most likely spending time with my husband, our two boys or one of our four-legged family members. (Chances are if it’s furry I’ll love it!) I enjoy going to my boys’ sporting and school events, gardening, reading, playing with fabric and laughing too loudly with my sisters.

Amberly Calabria


Hi friends! My name is Amberly. I’m a mama to 3 wonderful children. I could go on and on about how amazing they are, but I think that all moms think their kiddos are wonderful so I will spare you the details! 🙂

I have an extensive background in customer service. It’s always been my “thing.” Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I was an optician. I absolutely loved what I did and loved my patients. I loved helping people and giving my patients the gift of sight. The emotions of seeing a child put glasses on for the very first time and realize that what they’ve been seeing their entire life was blurry and now things are crystal clear, there’s just not enough warm fuzzies to describe that wonderful feeling! Now don’t laugh, but when I was very young and all my friends were wanting to be an astronaut, a firefighter, a doctor…. I was proudly exclaiming that I wanted to be a real estate agent! I wanted to be a part of people’s story when purchasing their home. I feel so honored that I get to do that now.

Most would say I’m funny and an all around happy person. I’m excited to wake up every single morning! I always have a smile on my face and a sunny disposition.

Through my true passion and deep commitment to serving clients, I ensure that each of my clients receive exceptional representation and guidance throughout their transaction.

Alysa and Tim Mounce


Alysa Mounce moved to Keizer, Oregon from Twin Falls, Idaho in 2016. Having had close relationships for several years with both contractors and builders, real estate was a natural fit and she was first licensed in Idaho in 2014. With encouragement from her family and friends, she attained her license in Oregon and is now dually licensed in both states. In her free time Alysa loves spending time with her husband and children. You will frequently find them golfing, exploring the outdoors, attending concerts, traveling, and enjoying the remarkable beauty of Oregon together. Alysa has a passion for singing and is an accomplished vocalist. Grateful for an amazing and supportive community that welcomed her, Alysa makes sure new residents are also welcomed in the way that is customary of Oregon’s Willamette Valley residents.

Kyle Tomson


I am 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 restoring charm to these old houses.  I mostly work with buyers and sellers in newer construction homes, but I sell all different kinds of real estate.