With a degree in communications and a background of experience in marketing and small business management, Lynelle joined the Blum Real Estate team in 2018 and was given many hats to wear. From marketing strategy to special projects to working with our local charities and community, Lynelle is excited to be a part of strong and dynamic team that provides unmatched service for homeowners and those seeking to own property in the Willamette Valley.
Born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Lynelle grew up in a close-knit family. She enjoyed music and drama as a youth, and through high school had roles in many plays and musicals, as well as the high school song & dance group “South Singers”. She was also on the pom squad for 3 years and loved performing and cheering at all of the sporting events.
Her college pursuits took her to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she studied Communications with an emphasis in TV Production and Marketing. This is also where she met her college sweetheart, Troy Blum, and the two of them enjoyed dating while pursuing their education. Lynelle excelled in her work at the university and earned a summa cum laude B.S. degree. She was hired upon graduation as a Marketing Coordinator for Fairview AFX, a local video production sales & service company, where she worked for several years. While at Fairview AFX Lynelle developed an innovative customer service program that was nationally recognized by USA Today. Troy and Lynelle were also married just after her graduation and they continued to make their home there.
Fast forward a couple of years to when Troy and Lynelle made the move to Salem, Oregon. Lynelle worked part-time while also starting a family and a small business, Champion Cheer Athletics. They have two beautiful daughters who are now grown. Their oldest, Taylor, is married and lives in Colorado and their youngest, Taryn, is in school at Oregon State University. Lynelle still owns and directs the programs at Champion Cheer Athletics, and truly loves mentoring these girls and providing a safe and fun place where young athletes can learn important lessons for life.
In her free time, Lynelle loves to entertain and spend time with family and friends. Cooking for those she loves is always a joy and she loves to try out new recipes. She also loves her Ducks and as a family they try to attend every home football game at Autzen Stadium. She also feels another fun part of living in the Valley is being able to enjoy the many beautiful wineries by visiting and tasting the local NW wines.
Troy and Lynelle also enjoy travelling whenever they can and have been to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe and the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean was a definite favorite as they enjoyed wine tasting in France and the relaxed atmosphere of lingering around a good meal in Italy.
Lynelle is thrilled to be a part of the team at Blum Real Estate and is looking forward to meeting and working with the clients and providing the best possible experience in buying or selling a home.