Melinda is a Seattle native that has always had a love and passion for being in the great outdoors, especially here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. From backpacking the Grand Canyon, climbing Machu Picchu, or riding the Seattle to Portland bike classic each year, she thrives on outdoor adventure to balance her day job in Human Resources. Melinda got into sailing through Lake Union Charters and Adventures just over a year ago, and continues to learn new tricks of the trade from her captains and crew mates with each sail. She aspires to sail in the Clipper Around the World Race one day.