Melinda Crawford serves as the Admissions Director for Columbia Cottage. Melinda graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Leisure Services and specialized training in Leisure Services for the elderly.
As a native of Florence, Melinda has participated in multiple community organizations such as Junior League of Muscle Shoals, American Red Cross Volunteer, Junior League of Decatur, Hospice Volunteer, Saint Joseph School PTO Committee, and Room Mother. “The Cottage reminds me of my grandparents’ house. There are always fresh, homemade cookies, a welcoming front porch to rock and share stories, and a supportive environment that makes everyone feel at home,” says Melinda.
Melinda and her husband, Charlie, have three adorable children, Lilly, Luke, and Lila, and two little dachshunds, Molly and Mabel. Her hobbies include sailing, volunteering at school, renovating houses, and photography. “If I had one wish, it would be that in some small way I will leave the world a better place."