Melodie Holman is the co-founder of a small start-up not-for-profit organization named Your Turn.
In October of 2009, she stood on the scale at her doctor’s office and told herself she was fat. She is the mother of five children and over the last three and a half years lost one hundred pounds, ran a marathon, and started a woman’s movement. She also lost their home to a forced short sale during the Great Recession.
Mel’s journey started in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan until Kalamazoo called to her through the voice of her sister Michelle. Mel and her two children, Alex and Molly moved to Kalamazoo in 1999. There she met and married the love of her life, Jimmy Holman, and together they added three amazing boys to their family, Clarke, Pryor and Walter.
In addition to her passion for her family, Mel has a passion for the health and wellness of women. She throws herself into this passion everyday with the gusto and energy of a teenager.