Born in the United Kingdom and growing up in Australia, Mel has over 25 years of experience in leadership for project management and as a co-director for independent record labels and as an international independent musician. She has collaborated with numerous, non-profits and has collaborated on professional works in music and dance for people with special needs. Mel has been a caregiver to family members and had been serving participants and their families at Time Together Adult Day Services for 7 years until it’s closer due to the pandemic in March, 2020. Mel has a deep respect for all people and continues to be committed to offering high quality meaningful support through the support groups programs, PIP list and as a Volunteer Coordinator. Mel is a Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Practitioner and has been practicing, studying and teaching meditation for over 14 years. She lives on Whidbey Island with her spouse, and their menagerie of feathered and furry family members.