Melody is the Vice President of Member Services for Nebraska Cattlemen. Melody was born and raised on the eastern plains of Colorado. Her earliest memories of childhood are coming out of her bedroom to see the house full of baby calves taking refuge from a severe storm. She started in the cattle industry at eight when she received her first heifer. She was active in 4-H for ten years, raising breeding stock and finished animals. Melody has been a member of a Cattlemen’s organization since 1975, when she began her life as a full-time cattle producer. She has a ranch at Lakeside, east of Alliance, where her son Rob and daughter-in-law Kate join her in raising commercial cows and calves. Over the years, she has gone from the daily work on the ranch to being an advisor and sounding board.