Melinda has been with the University of Manitoba since 1987. In her previous role with Bison Sports, she was responsible for customer service, budgets, purchasing, team travel arrangements, travel expense reporting, assisting with hosting of Championships, assisting with student-athlete eligibility and early registration.

Melinda believes you are never too old to learn, it just may take a bit longer for the material to sink in. She completed her Human Resource Management Certificate in 2015 and the UM Supervisory Excellence Program in 2017. Melinda is currently enrolled in the UM Human Resources Essentials program as well as the Extended Education, General Studies program.

Melinda has a keen interest in mental health and holds a certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth. She is a part of the Mental Health First Aid Champions group at the University of Manitoba. Melinda is a Co-Event Coordinator on the Support Staff Endowment Fund (SSEF) Committee and is an AESES alternate member on the Organizational Safety and Health Advisory (OSHA) Committee.

In her spare time, Melinda enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her dog, and baking.