Meet Our Team


Derek Tait

TaitA Michigan native, Derek moved from Chicago in 2009. After 15 years in hospitality and fund-raising, he returned to Michigan and is very happy to have found a better quality of life in Paradise. Derek became a partner in Real Estate Paradise LLC in 2010. He received his broker’s license in 2016 and became the broker/owner of Real Estate Paradise LLC in May, 2016.





Melanie Davis

Melanie & her husbands love for the outdoors brought their family to the Upper Peninsula and they began vacationing here 16 years ago. They loved it so much they got married here! They bought a cabin a couple of years ago and after a year of planning they took the plunge to embark on a new adventure in Paradise and became full time residents. Melanie has 16 years’ experience being a broker’s assistant and became a licensed agent in Michigan in Dec’ 2020.