Mels joined our team in 2018 as our Spokane Youth Project Coordinator. Mels fell in love with the Inland Northwest over four years ago and is excited to expand youth outreach and transition in Spokane County. The focus is on self-advocacy for older teens and post-secondary-education youth. Having lived with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) for 11 years Mels understands the stigma faced by those with mental illness. When you first meet Mels, you notice the colorful hair and Thor, a psychiatric service dog in-training.