Melanee Raney (born October 16, 1976; Age: 45 years old) is an American television personality, hiker, rafting business owner, and the younger sister of Misty Raney and Marty Raney’s daughter.
Marty Raney is a popular American reality television actor known as the presenter of the survivalist reality show Homestead Rescue. Melanee’s familial relationship with Marty Raney is her sole claim to fame. Learn about the reality star’s firstborn daughter and her life experiences here.
Melanee Raney Is The Daughter Of Marty Raney
Melanee Raney was born to American television host and singer Marty Raney. Marty is famous as the host and producer of the survivalist reality television shows Homestead Rescue and Raney Ranch, which are aired on Discovery Channel. Marty Raney is also an author and singer.
Originally from Washington, Raney decided to move to Alaska when he was about 17 years old. He then adopted a lifestyle of staying off the grid in the mountains. The Alaskan mountains are seen as one of the most extreme outdoor environments in the world, and Marty Raney learned how to survive despite its harshness.
Soon, he was approached by Nat Geo Wild for a television deal which he accepted. Having run for 9 seasons, Homestead Rescue is the go-to show for anyone who wants to pick up a few tips for surviving in the wild. The various episodes depict life in the most remote parts of Alaska, often without electricity and other basic modern conveniences.
He decided to make a living from his skills and took to reality television. Marty is currently believed to be worth over a million dollars as of 2022. Yet, there appears to have been no real change in his lifestyle despite the amount he makes.
The 66-year-old star has been married to Mollee Raney, Melanee’s mother, for over 48 years. He married Mollee in 1974, which was coincidentally the same year that he moved permanently to Alaska.
Mollee joined her husband in his unconventional lifestyle and has been with him through thick and thin. Although there isn’t much information on Mollee personally, we can see from the videos of her and her husband that they are a happy couple.
Melanee Raney is Presently 45 Years Old
Melanee Raney was born to Marty and Mollee Raney in October 1976 in Alaska, United States of America. According to one source, Melanee has both Canadian and American citizenship. This is because her mother, Mollee, suffered severe complications when giving birth to Melanee, so she had to be flown to Whitehorse Yukon to receive proper treatment.
Melanee is Caucasian and belongs under the Libra zodiac sign. She is the first of her parents’ four children, the rest being Matt Raney, Miles Raney, and Misty Raney. Growing up, Melanee realized that she had inherited her father’s musical talents. She took guitar and piano lessons at the age of 15 and is considered an extremely good player of both instruments.
She had an adventurous childhood and grew up in the wild, away from the civilization of township life. She learned to climb trees and mountains, hike deadly trails and survive outside the grid. She also learned to swim and ski and worked as a raft and ski guide in Girdwood for over seven years.
It isn’t clear whether Melanee went to school or not because while it seems she attended only middle and high school, her college education status appears unavailable. Most likely, Melanee never bothered to attend college.
She is a Professional Hiker and Business Owner
Melanee Raney first became popular as a little girl when she appeared on her father’s television show, assisting him as they attempted to conquer life in the wild. Thus it wasn’t surprising that she grew up wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps.
She currently owns and operates a rafting company located in Anchorage, Alaska. Her company is still in operation and helps people by loaning and renting out rafts to the public for those who wish to experience outdoor adventures.
She also worked as a hiker on the mountain trails, where she helped stranded hikers make their way along those trails. She also learned this from her father, who worked for decades as a mountain guide in Denali. Melanee also earns a living from teaching piano and guitar lessons. Currently, her net worth is estimated to lie between $80k and $100k.
Who Are Melanee Raney’s Siblings?
As mentioned earlier, Melanee Raney has four younger siblings named Matt, Miles, and Misty Raney. Of all her three siblings, Misty Raney is the most popular one. Misty is well known for her regular appearance on Homestead Rescue.
She has particularly been featured in Homestead Rescue: Deconstructed, Homestead Rescue: Building a Legacy, and Homestead Rescue: Hacks Revealed. Misty Raney is said to have a net worth of around $400k, earned mainly from her work on reality television.
She is married to a man named Maciah Bilodeau. The couple got hitched in 2000 and have been married for over 22 years and counting. They also have a son named Gauge. However, Misty isn’t like her father and older sister but prefers to live a more comfortable life.
She is said to own luxurious property in Alaska and Hawaii, where she lives with her family. Her brothers, Matt and Miles, are even more low-key than she is. They both prefer to stay entirely out of the limelight, although they also make regular appearances on the family show.
Melanee Raney Is Married To Ari Stiassny
The professional hiker and businesswoman is married to a man named Ari Stiassny, whom she met during her work as a lifeguard. They met on Cornbiscuit Mountain in the Chugach Range, and they soon realized that they shared a similar love for the outdoors and immediately struck up a friendship that soon blossomed into something deeper.
Both of them work with Chugach Adventures as guides. Stiassny also works with Melanee’s family members on the Homestead Rescue show. Melanee’s husband, Stiassny, is a man of many talents. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, a fish biologist, a remote fly-fishing guide, a rafting guide, and a sailor. He married Melanee on an unknown date, and together, they have three children named: Mia, Col Dov, and Taz.