June seems to be the season of anniversaries around here. This Proudly Not Made By Robots feature brings us to Melanie. Today happens to be her three year anniversary here at Scratchtown, and we’d like to introduce you to one of the nicest, most caring persons we’ve ever had the pleasure to know and collaborate with. So, let’s get to know Mel!

Where did you grow up? Ord, Nebraska.

What is your favorite SBC beer? Silver Tongued Devil Belgian Tripel.

Think back to your most memorable brewery experience: where and why? The opening night of the brewery. Everyone was eagerly awaiting for Caleb to arrive with the official license. It felt like the community was realizing a dream (Editors note: that’s one of the sincerely nicest things I’ve ever heard. Thank you Mel!)

What do you do at SBC? Beertender, patron, admirer, collaborator (Editor’s note: Mel is 1/2 of our dynamic duo that coordinates and executes our beer suppers. We couldn’t do it without you!).

If you had one year to go on an adventure, where would you go and why? Someplace tropical and clothing optional, because it’s tropical and clothing optional.

Who is your favorite Star Wars character? Han Solo.

What bit of advice would you give your 18 year-old self? Always be aware there are two sides to every story. Black and white is a really nice ideal, most of life is gray. And love, anyway.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Someone who helps others find their greater calling and self-worth.

What is one thing you would do to make the world a better place? To fully embrace and teach others to find the good in one another and look for connection instead of division in all relationships.