“Mele is a wonderful artists to work with in creating a program. She is organized and willing to do the foot work needed to make a program successful. Her approach is inclusive, progressive, and comprehensive. Everyone leaves the workshop with new songs, new information and plenty to work with. Her performance was delightful. When our community is ready for more, I hope she is ready to come back.” – Gail Edgerty, Executive Director, Homer Council on the Arts, 13 September 2013.