Many of you know Melaina as the voice behind our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts. She has enjoyed sharing information with all of you for the past three years, and today we have two pieces of exciting news!

Goodbye, Melaina!
I am heading off on a one-year maternity/parental leave at the end of the week. My husband and I are expecting our first child (a girl!) in just a few weeks now, and I’m super excited to meet her! I can’t say how much I’ve enjoyed talking to all of you through our social media accounts – from hearing your touching stories to offering information about your rights under the law and engaging in some great conversations… It’s been absolutely wonderful!

I’m thrilled that you’re in great hands over the next year – please say hello to my replacement, Shoko!

Hello, Shoko!
It’s my absolute pleasure to join the marketing and communications team at Consumer Protection BC. Melaina has been a great blog post contributor and social media guru, so I will try my best to fill in her role. I am looking forward to connecting with you! Just a few things about me: I love cooking (and eating, of course!), outdoor activities and taking my furry four-legged kids for walks. I have a passion for building stronger and healthier communities and can’t wait to offer helpful consumer information via our social media accounts here at Consumer Protection BC!