Melanie is a California transplant, born and raised in the Bay Area and is very vocal about her Bay love (Go Raiders & Warriors!). After pursuing her undergrad and graduate degrees in Los Angeles, she moved to Seattle in 2014. Encouraged by the mission, vision and heart of Quest; she and her partner Eric decided to call Quest home. Melanie serves with Quest Kids because she believes it truly takes a village to raise up a child. She leads the hosting ministry because every person should be seen and welcomed. Melanie also assists with the Faith and Race planning team because social justice and anti-racism work are integral to her values and God’s command to love one another. By day, she is a social worker combating gender based violence. By night, Melanie loves being with people and having quality conversation around a table of great food, playing board games, taking on her next DIY project, and tending to her many plants.