Melanie Schambach was born in 1981 in Colombia, raised in Colombia and Guatemala, and moved to the northern landscape in 2001. After completing a BFA in Visual Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Mel continued training in facilitation and art therapy.

She has engaged thousands of people in creating collective mobile murals, and facilitated more than 1000 workshops on creativity and empowerment to diverse populations. Committed to social inclusion and environmental consciousness, her work has built multi-stakeholder partnerships across the public sector, private sector, first nations, non-profit organizations, and grassroots organizing serving communities in Colombia, Guatemala, Brasil, Spain, USA and Canada.