Melanie is born and raised in Fort McMurray and is a proud of the McMurray Métis. Like her ancestors she strongly believes in the art of story telling. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Communications in Journalism and worked for many news outlets including CBC North and was most recently the news anchor on Country 93.3 and 97.9 ROCK and writer for MyMcMurray.com.
Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, having dinners with her Grandmother, Anne Michalko and her Mother, Brenda Walsh and sitting by the fire at her Uncle Allen Michalko’s cabin.
Her favourite things to do in town are walking her dog in the Birchwood Trails and floating down the river. She is also a yoga instructor and is passionate about mental and physical health and helping others on their wellness journeys.
In 2019 Melanie helped create the Mark of the Métis video edition and looks forward to spending more time with Elders and the rest of our members more and sharing our culture through different forms of media.