Though her loving parents named her Melissa, we know her as Mel. Mel is yet another YMCA camp Ihduhapi connection; she worked there with Ed and Chris in 2000. Whats more, her fiance also worked at the same camp. As it happens, talking about booze is a bit removed from working as a camp counselor, but Mel has extensive experience working at Twin Cities bars and restaurants so she is well in her element. She has a cat named Everest who, so far as we know, has never summited any peak of note. If you see Mel at a tasting or an event, odds are you will have a good laugh.