Melanie Kirchmeier was raised in Salado. After her father, Bill Bartlett, moved his family to Salado in the early ’70s to start a career in real estate, Melanie attended Salado elementary and graduated from Salado High School. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor before transferring to and graduating from Southwestern University. Melanie is married to Bob Roemer, and they enjoy spending time with their three grown children: Kayla, Cameron, and Stephen. Bob and Melanie have added a son-in-law, Michael, and daughters-in-law, Sarah and Ricki, to their rowdy family. Melanie has FINALLY become a doting grandmother as her first grandbaby, Frances Ruth “Ruthie” is now 2 1/2 and grandson, Parker, was recently born in October.