Mellen is Canada's highest certified female snowboard instructor, and works full time in both northern and southern hemisphere winters. Mellen has been an RMT since 2012, working as a RMT between winters and teaching anatomy & physiology at a massage college. She is currently on the National Technical Team for the Canadian Association of Snowboard instructors.
Mellen moved to the Okanagan in 2004, first to Silver Star and then to Big White. Over 22 years as a professional snowboard instructor, as well as a competitive age-group Ironman triathlete she has found the best outcomes in healing, injury prevention, pain management and general wellbeing come from a pre-habilitation and rehabilitation routine that includes massage therapy.