Melinda has been a therapist in private practice and the public sector for over 10 years.  She has coached athletes in swimming, rowing, and skiing throughout her life on both the East and West coasts. Melinda integrated determination and physical work as a Chief Instructor with Pacific Crest Outward Bound School in the mountains and rivers of Oregon and Idaho for 8 years, providing inspirational experiences for both adolescents and adults. She knows first hand how her brain can help her out and get in her way; her long list of athletic goals range from childhood dreams of greatness to current top 40% finisher in all Bend events. 'Cause if you're top 40 in Bend, you are top 20 anywhere else.