First & Last Name Christina Melgoza
Company Queenpin Builders
Title/Occupation Co-owner
Phone 402-915-2151
Tell us about your family. My husband Derek and I have been married for six years. We have two children; our son Kallum is 5 and daughter Decklyn is 3.
What are you currently reading or listening to? “The Carnivore Code” by Paul Saladino MD
What are you currently binge watching? Windy City Rehab
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? Locally: Casa Bovina
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Breakfast: eggs, bacon, and potatoes with hot sauce
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? I was born in Lincoln, but grew up most of my life in Elba, NE. I started in third grade at a K-12 one-building school and graduated with 15 in my class. I then attended Hastings College where I played four seasons of volleyball and received my undergraduate degree in marketing. I later completed a master program in project management at Bellevue University.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? I climbed the Great Wall of China on my hands and knees after I tore my ACL the week before.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? I’m an excellent trip and party planner. I have a knack for finding unique locations, restaurants, and entertainment.
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time? Pretending I’m a homesteader: gardening, raising chickens, herding cats, and riding horses.
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? My Mother. She instilled in me from childhood that I needed to be strong enough and smart enough to create my own success and happiness. This idea has always pushed me forward to the next life step.
What do you/did you love the most about your job? I enjoy helping to build something tangible that will be around for years to come. I love getting to drive my children down streets, many that I developed with Krueger Development, and show them the houses Queenpin Builders has built. I also love getting to work and grow Queenpin Builders with my co-owner and best friend, Stephanie Ponce.
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? Prior to starting Queenpin Builders, I worked for 10 years with Krueger Development – who I still work with developing both residential and commercial ground in south Lincoln. I have learned a plethora of knowledge in the development industry from working with Richard Krueger. All of which is a great benefit to the clients of Queenpin Builders as well.

Prior to joining the world of development and real estate, I worked in both insurance recruiting and sales with my father and brother.

What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? You need to continuously push yourself past your comfort zone in order to grow.
How long have you been a member of HBAL? Nine years
How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? Being an HBAL member allows me to be on the “first to know” list about issues both good and bad in the Lincoln market. The HBAL staff does a great job of sharing information as soon as they obtain it.
What is your favorite HBAL event and why? The annual Family Fun Night at Sun Valley Lanes.
Any tips or advice for new HBAL members? If you are uncertain in a particular matter within this industry, turn toward your fellow members for help. Keep and use your membership directory.

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