Melissa Vinden


What are you surprisingly good at?

In my younger years, I was a competitive synchronized swimmer and these days I enjoy curling at the Orangeville curling club.

What are you most passionate about?

I love my family; they mean the world to me. I have been married to my husband for 14 years and we have two wonderful children together.

People and relationships are things I value the most. I enjoy building long-lasting, strong relationships with the people I meet. I guess this is why I love RLB, because People Count!

What’s important inside your community? Are you part of any organizations?

Orangeville has a strong base of volunteers and community groups. For several years, I was on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the treasurer and a general board member.

What do you feel have been the most important successes in your life?

From a personal point of view, the most important successes are my marriage with my husband Paul and our 2 children. From a professional point of view, it has been joining RLB, as I have learned and grown so much and been able to be a part of a team I am proud of.

If you could be a superhero or have a superpower, what would it be?

Like any working mom, I would love a superpower to make me the best mom that my kids deserve. A superpower that gives me more time in my day to do all that is important to my family!

What are your favourite hobbies, sports team, and/or food?

Tzatziki, Tzatziki, Tzatziki! I love a big delicious dish of Greek food! I also love to travel. If only, I could always travel to Greece and eat all the tasty foods there.