Melinda developed an early love of animals growing up in rural Pennsylvania. After graduating from Gannon University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, she and her husband John moved to Montana in 1989. Melinda joined Creekside in 1994 when there were only two employees. Melinda is now Creekside's Hospital Manager. She loves her job and feels the best part is working with the wonderful staff and clientele, celebrating the human-animal bond every day. Melinda's activities include spending time with John and their daughter Claire, her basset hounds George and Fred, rabbit Lily and hamster Henry, volunteering at the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, gardening (weather permitting!), hiking, biking, swimming and ice skating.