Meet Melanee Raney, Marty Raney’s Daughter

Melanee Raney (born October 16, 1976) is an Alaska-based certified ski guide who owns a rafting business in Anchorage. She is best known as Marty Raney’s daughter. Her dad, Marty Raney used to be a Denali mountain guide, musician, and songwriter. He has several popular tracks, including I Really Caribou You and I’m Illiterate.

Also, he is a reality TV personality, producer, and anchor of Discovery’s Homestead Rescue and Raney Ranch. Melanee Raney is currently 46 years old and is the sister of the TV star Misty Raney.

Summary of Melanee Raney’s Biography 

  • Full Name: Melanee Raney
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: October 16, 1976
  • Melanee Raney’s Age: 46 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Melanee Raney’s Husband: Ari Stiassny
  • Children: Mia Stiassny, Col Stiassny, and Taz Stiassny
  • Melanee Raney’s Parents: Marty Raney (father) and Mollee Roestel (mother)
  • Siblings: Miles Raney, Matt Raney (brothers), and Misty Raney (sister)
  • Melanee Raney’s Height in Inches: 64 inches (5 feet 4 inches)
  • Height in Centimeters: 164 cm (1.6 m)
  • Melanee Raney’s Weight: 60 kg
  • Melanee Raney’s Net Worth: $100,000
  • Famous for: Being Marty Raney’s Daughter

Melanee Raney Was Born In Canada

Melanee Raney was born on October 16, 1976, to her parents, Marty Raney and Mollee Roestel. Though her parents were living in Alaska before her birth, she was born in Canada as her mom was rushed to Whitehorse, Yukon, after having complications during labor.

Consequently, Melanee has Canadian and American citizenship. She belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Her birth sign is Libra, and every October 16, Melanee celebrates a new year. Currently, she is 46 years old.

Melanee’s dad, Marty Raney, is a former mountain guide. He was well-known as an Alaska survivalist. He is also the host and producer of the tv shows Homestead Rescue and Raney Ranch. Her mom, Mollee Roestel, is best known to be the wife of a reality TV star; however, she is not very involved in the Homestead Rescue show. Melanee Raney’s parents currently reside in Haines, Alaska.

She Was Raised In Alaska

Growing up was not all fun and rosy for Melanee Raney. At that time, Alaska had no electricity or potable water. Alongside the lack of amenities was the harsh and unfavorable weather. Thus, the difficult life made her tough. She grew up to be adventurous too.

Amid the unfriendly Alaska environment, she fell in love with nature. Consequently, growing up on Talkeetna mountain shaped her life and career. She decided to be a hiker, skier, and ski guide.

She is the eldest child of her parents. She has three siblings; a sister – Misty Raney and two brothers – Matt and Miles Raney. As regards her academic background, the public is not aware of her educational journey. Therefore, as of the time of writing this article, we cannot tell how schooled she is.

Marty Raney’s Eldest Daughter Used To Be A Hiker

Melanee Raney’s career can be described as adventurous. She has climbed and skied on the Denali mountain as a hiker. As a ski guide, she worked in Girdwood for about seven years and though she no longer works in Girdwood, she still goes hiking on weekends. Also, she works as a guide for Chugach Adventures.

Furthermore, Homestead Rescue is their family reality TV show but Melanee is not a regular face in the show. However, she appeared on the Moby and Supergirl shows. Melanee is quite a private person who doesn’t want to be in the spotlight. Therefore, she declined an offer to feature on the National Geographic Reality TV show.

Similar to her dad, Melanee is a lover of good music. She had a flair for music when she was just a child. Marty’s eldest daughter plays the guitar and piano very well. Due to her love for music, she started teaching guitar and piano lessons at age 15.

Also, Melanee Raney is a business owner. She runs a rafting business in Anchorage, Alaska. Her firm rents out rafts to tourists who come to visit the area. She earns a decent income from her lucrative business and is estimated to be worth about $100,000.

Unlike Melanee, her dad is worth about $1 million. Apart from the reality TV show, Marty owns about forty acres of land in Alaska.

Misty Raney Is Melanee Her Younger Sister

Melanee Raney has three siblings; two brothers and a sister. Her sister’s name is Misty Raney. Misty Raney is the third of Marty Raney’s children. She was born in 1979 in her hometown Sitka, Alaska.

She grew up under the same harsh conditions as her sister and has made lemonade out of the lemons life threw at her – just like her sister.

Marty Raney’s younger daughter is best known as an American reality TV star. She owes her fame to her appearance on the Homestead Rescue show. Misty has been on the show since its inception in 2016.

Also, she works as a farmer and hunter with excellent agricultural skills. She uses her skills to help families survive the unfavorable weather conditions in Alaska. In addition to this, Misty is a carpenter. She loves to build shelters and greenhouses creatively. Thus, she is mostly referred to as the “homestead builder.”

Aside from the TV shows, her other businesses are unknown to the public. Her paycheck is worth about $300K. In another development, Melanee’s only sister is married. She tied the knot with her lover, Maciah Bilodeau. This couple has a kid named Guage Raney. They also have homes in Hawaii and Alaska together.

Melanee Raney Is Married To Ari Stiassny

Marty Raney’s eldest daughter, Melanee Raney is no longer available for love. She is married to her longtime lover and friend, Ari Stiassny.

Ari Stiassny is a truckload of talent. He is a skier and river guide from Alaska. He also works as a fisherman, rafting guide, and fish biologist – and when he can, he lends his hand on the Homestead Rescue TV show.

The 46-year-old Melanee Raney met her spouse during one of her adventures – while ski touring on Cornbiscuit Mountain. Soon, they became friends and then lovers. They would later tie the knot in a private ceremony. However, their wedding date is not known to the public. Also, none of them disclosed when they met and how long their courtship lasted.

On a good note, this couple has three children together. Their kids are; Mia, Col Dov, and Taz. Ari Stiassny and Melanee Raney are living together happily. And there are no rumors of divorce from them.

Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.

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