Melinda loves nature, hiking, birding, road trips, and enjoys observing and documenting all that she sees with an artistic eye. She has a B.A. in Illustration and an M.A. in Crafts from California State University Fullerton and has worked as a graphic artist for over 30 years with experience in printing, production, design and layout. She currently works part time as a production designer and commercial photographer.
Many weekends are spent traveling around Tennessee and other states documenting and photographing locations and architecture, birds, butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies with her husband, Doug. In the past, she has worked in woodturning, watercolor painting and stained glass.