Melody was born and raised in Kapahi on Kaua‘i. She graduated from Hawai‘i Pacific University with a BSW and from UH Mānoa with an MSW.
The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Led Melody to the Trust, Kauaʻi kiīpuka in 2007, as part of her service obligation.
Having gained a deep appreciation for Queen Liliʻuokalani and her beautiful vision for the people of Hawaiʻi, Melody chose to stay and continue working on the Queen's mission. Working with the keiki and Ohana's are rewarding. Being with the Trust has allowed Melody to grow, learn, and give back in enjoyable ways.
Melody has a daughter who keeps her busy. They enjoy activities such as going to the beach, park, hiking, dancing, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.