Volunteer Profile: Lynne Melcombe

Volunteer role: Event volunteer

Company name: Lynne Melcombe Communications

Website: lynnemelcombe.com

What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
To stay in the present.

What or who makes you laugh out loud?
My little dog, Tessa.

What is the best book you read in the last year?
The Serpent and the Rainbow, by Wade Davis.

What is your favourite reading: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry?

What is your guilty pleasure?
Netflix, especially Star Trek. I watch all the series over and over.

What is your favourite punctuation mark?
The much-maligned em dash.

What is your dream vacation destination?

If you were presented with a book that told the story of your entire life from start to finish, what would you do with it?
Not possible. By the time my life is finished, I’ll be dead. What would I do with a book then?

What is your favourite place in Canada?
West Coast of Vancouver Island.

What is the last book you read?
Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes.

What are your favourite book genres?
I like literary fiction and creative non-fiction equally.

Which band or singer provided the soundtrack to your teen years?
Depends. 14–15: Alice Cooper. 16 on: The Eagles.