Melanie was born and raised in Hamilton, where she studied Psychology, Social Work and Early Childhood Education. Melanie has always had a passion to help others and serve wherever she is needed. She has worked as a Special Needs worker for over a decade, coached Community Sports and assisted in the Childrens’ Ministry at her church. Being the daughter of a retired Correctional Officer, Melanie knows the great need to reach out to our youth is vital. She strongly believes in the importance of forgiveness, second chances and the value of having someone that believes in you. Melanie feels blessed to be a part of Liberty For Youth, an organization that puts many of own her beliefs into action.