Who We Are.
We care about what we do. Together we have over 120 years of experience working within the Design and Project management field. Each and every one of our staff members was searching for a way to make a positive impact on client needs in a way that the industry may not always be able to provide. Our staff followed their ideals to find their home at Relocation Strategies. We see it as our duty and pleasure to help our clients navigate their workplace transition, guiding their process so that they encounter heroic success!
Meet Your Team
Melissa St. John, B.A., RID, NCIDQ
Melissa St. John is CEO and Owner of Relocation Strategies. She has 20+ years of experience in Indianapolis working in various capacities in interior design services and real estate. With her extensive experience in furniture procurement and facility management, she expanded the firm’s offerings from move management to a more all-inclusive offering. She has a passion for building relationships.
She’s a high-energy motivator, with a gift for recruiting the right people to support our clients. Her influence extends beyond her industry and out into the community, where she serves on various boards including the Indiana State Chamber, Indy Chamber and Indiana Conference for Women. She has served various capacities with ICR, BOMA, Indy Crew and NAWBO. Melissa is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Leadership Program. In 2018, she was named a Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal. In 2010 she received Indy’s Best and Brightest award by Junior Achievement and NAWBO Indy’s (National Association of Women Business Owners) Visionary Award. In 2012, she was named Runner-Up for the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Business Owner which awards inspiration and success. Melissa is also a proud member of the Geist Conservancy District Steering Committee.
She holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Interior Design from Purdue University. Melissa has been published in the Indianapolis Business Journal, Building Excellence and other publications. Relocation Strategies is a WBE with WBENC Certification. When she isn’t working, Melissa enjoys boating and water sports with her husband Rex and 5 boys.
Lisa Paul, B.S., NCIDQ
Senior Design + Project Manager
Lisa Paul is a detail-oriented project manager with 25+ years of experience as an interior designer. She has completed design projects in corporate, health care, educational and library settings while working at Interior Design and Architecture firms. Lisa has overseen numerous projects from schematic design through completed construction documents, construction administration, and procurement. Her strong communication skills allow her to work well with architects, engineers and construction teams for seamless project management.
At Relocation Strategies, Lisa has worked on special projects, including a move of multiple engineering laboratories at Purdue University. This project entailed the relocation of large, valuable equipment, requiring precise handling and transportation. Lisa coordinated the involvement of multiple teams in a variety of jurisdictions, including university personnel, sub-contractors, and fire and safety departments, as well as local municipalities.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Purdue University with a concentration on Interior Design. She is certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications. Lisa volunteers with Starfish Initiative, Meals on Wheels, the Zionsville Presbyterian Church, Zionsville School Corporation and the Zionsville Little League. She also enjoys hiking, golf and spending time with her family.
Julie Schrock, B.A.
Senior Design + Project Manager
Julie Schrock brings over 16 years of experience in design and space planning to her role at Relocation Strategies. Her skill in relating to customers is unmatched, and she has a special propensity for completing difficult projects within budget while providing top-notch communication, analysis, and solutions. Her drive and enthusiasm are contagious and make her an outstanding asset to Relocation Strategies. Julie completed her BA in Interior Design at Ball State University. When Julie isn’t working hard for our clients, she enjoys boating at Lake Monroe, camping with friends, and spending time with her fiancé, children, and furry family.
Amanda comes to Relocation Strategies with over 15 years of administrative experience. Her extreme aptitude for organization and problem solving mixed with a large dose of technical expertise make her indispensable to the Relocation Strategies team. In addition to helping Relocation Strategies run smoothly, Amanda also runs her own business, Amanda DeBusk Photography. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée and family, hiking and camping, and spending hours curled up with a good book.
Jen Upton, B.A.
Design + Project Manager
Jen is a seasoned designer with over 15 years in the interior design and furniture industry. A great strength Jen brings is her knowledge of commercial furniture, as well as, hospital facility management and design. This compliments her ability to space plan and create beautiful spaces. Jen brings not only great design to our clients but also real compassion as well, since change is stressful. Jen is very hardworking and when not in the office she is baking for friends and family and enjoys working out and spending time with her son Payton.
Raeann comes to Relocation Strategies from a manufacturing background with 30 years of experience. She had her own manufacturing business for 11 years and has recently started doing accounting and bookkeeping services. She is married and has two grown sons. Tyler graduated from IU in 2018 and Garrett is a junior at Franklin College.