Shalyn is a 5th generation Floridian and a lifelong resident of Central Florida. Studying at the University of Central Florida and graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University, she is a published writer and was the owner/creative director of a very successful dance school for 15 years, providing love and service to the children of her community.

Proudly married for nearly 20 years to the love of her life, her “Barker” is a combat veteran who served in the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. Together they have 3 inspiring children who are professional theatre actors in Orlando. Her eldest is also the valedictorian of her high school for 2022!

On a personal level, she loves to fish, host parties, and camp with her family in their travel trailer – especially at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground! In her spare time, Shalyn loves to create – props, art, costuming – you name it.

Shalyn’s parents are Villagers and her father, Mike Melfi, is also a Sales Representative with the Properties of The Villages.

“My goal is to approach everyone with a humble but ambitious heart. In The Villages, dreams become a reality and I love to help others discover that!”


Hot Legs

A Tribute to Tina Turner




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Cost of Living

The Lofts at Brownwood brings all new apartment-style living to The Villages — featuring one, two and three-bedroom open floorplans, with on-site recreation, golf car accessibility to Brownwood Paddock Square, entertainment, dining, shopping and fun! Through your monthly amenity fee, you’ll also have access to all of The Villages’ recreation, amenities and lifestyle our 55+ community offers.

Enjoy all The Villages lifestyle has to offer. Our surprisingly affordable monthly amenity fee of just $189.00 includes:

  • Free golf on all of our executive courses*
  • Swimming, tennis, pickleball, bocce and many more facilities are all conveniently located throughout the community
  • Over 3,000 organized activities every week through our Recreation Department
  • Fishing lakes, waterfront parks and fitness trails
  • 24 hour community watch service

*A trail fee applies if you wish to use your golf car on the trails of the executive courses. 

Amenity Fee




Water & Sewer


Trash Collection


Spectrum TV & Internet


Total Per Month**


**Total cost does not include monthly rent. Please understand that all prices reflected or estimated in printed material are subject to change without notice of obligation. Some items listed above will be charged based on usage.