Melinda and her family moved to Traverse City in 1994. She first learned about the TART Ambassador program through SheSkis. Her leader encouraged those out on the trails anyway to consider becoming Ambassadors. Melinda knew others involved and appreciates the TART Trails mission. She attended training in November 2010 and has been a Roaming Ambassador ever since. In the winter she skis and races on the VASA. When the snow is gone she commutes to work at NMC on the “Cross Town” bike route and enjoys running and biking on the trails. As an ambassador she greets other trail users and stops to offer directions. She reports and problems on the trail and bakes cookies for the VASA Trail open houses. She also helps clear the trail of debris and participates in Smart Commute Week. She is also a volunteer for the Zombie Run, Dune Dash and Vasa Trail Run.