Melissa Ratcliff is a descendant of settlers to the Cree Treaty 6 territory, currently living in Sto:lo, Kwikwetlem, and Coast Salish territory. She studied Music at the University of Alberta, and Non-Profit Management at BCIT. She has a breadth of experience in non-profit and arts management, as well as being an opera singer, choral conductor, and music teacher. She’s the co-founder of Heroic Opera, and volunteers for Trauma Research projects with Fraser Health. When not working, Melissa enjoys singing, baking, vintage fashion, sewing, calligraphy, and gardening.