About Mel Kilo
I grew up in the Wagga and Albury/Wodonga regions, and love the regional lifestyle it provides for myself and my family. I believe in having access to prompt, local, and affordable services, especially after my own life experiences with trauma, grief, and loss. The loss of my daughter at the age of two months in 2007, due to a genetic disorder, was devastating, however the experiences I had with the “helpers” through this inspired me to study social work.
For me, creativity is one of the best ways to notice, experience, and express yourself, I personally enjoy losing myself in reading and writing; learning and exploring in arts and crafts; experimenting in the kitchen; and getting my bare feet dirty in the garden. I’m an enthusiast of pets as therapy, and have four adopted cats; I also adore dinosaurs and unicorns, although do not have any as pets at the moment. I love doing yoga, tai chi, trampolining, and swimming. I pursue the small pleasures in delicious coffee and tea, as well as in thunderstorms and dancing in the rain… by myself (I’m quite introverted).