Mel was raised on a family dairy farm in Notch Hill, B.C. near Shuswap Lake. Prior to being elected, Mel was a long-time business owner in Salmon Arm and served as a volunteer with many not-for profit organizations. Evolving from his background in business, fish and wildlife conservation and volunteerism Mel is devoted to the betterment of the North Okanagan–Shuswap.
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