Melody spent 30 years in social services with programs for health care and senior citizens. These jobs included coordinating volunteers for nonprofit agencies, public and professional education, connecting others with community resources, hospice work and dementia care. She has been a middle manager with duties including staff management, budget design and compliance. Several of these jobs involved multi-county responsibilities and representation to state associations. She has also been a volunteer on boards, committees, membership and program design and implementation.
She was certified in reflexology in 2010 and passed the ARCB test in 2013.
She maintains her own practice in space rented from a holistic chiropractor. She lives in Rockford, Illinois with one cat – a cat lover but not a cat lady! She is divorced with no children, but has wonderful people in her life including siblings and friends. She considers it an honor to see both her parents through their final years, including a bout with Alzheimer’s disease. Her biggest dream is to see reflexology become a known and accessible wellness resource in the USA.