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.

Having been born and raised in this community, I take great pride in my knowledge of Salem, Keizer, and the surrounding small towns. This knowledge allows me to help my clients find the neighborhood and home that best fits their specific situation. I am well versed in the issues that can arise in both old and new homes which allows me to help my clients make an informed decision about which is best for them.  I advise and negotiate for my clients to give them the best deal possible on what is generally the largest investment of their lives, whether it is buying a new home or selling an old one. Above all, I make sure to listen to my clients to ensure that I am constantly working towards making their goals into reality.

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.