Melinda is a full-fledged Canadian through and through. She and her husband spent their first winter in Mazatlán in 2014/2015. Scaling back at work while needing to fulfill a burning passion for a greater purpose, continues to bring her back to Mazatlán year after year. The Gems of Mazatlán was founded after meeting and falling head over heels with 26 kids at the Salvation Army Children’s Home.
Through these awesome adventures, Melinda has met numerous amazing people, all looking for the same greater purpose. She has an entrepreneurial business background, a results-oriented quality and an indescribable generous spirit. Recently partnered with the ever so awesome, Judy Setrakov, Beyond Beaches was born.