Melanie is Beck’s Place founder. Currently working as a Finance Director at Microsoft, Melanie also has a Masters in Social Work and related experience in the field allowing her to merge her strengths in managing a business with a passion to serve her community. 

Beck’s Place was born from her love of both people and animals and the community need for serving both holistically.

Melanie lives in Monroe, WA with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats and has one grown son.


When your wife founds a non-profit, well, you either join her or hide. 

Ken has spent a career in the spirits industry both behind the bar and in sales.  His skills with people and navigating dynamic environments lend themselves well to a growing organization.

Ken lives in Monroe, WA with his wife Melanie, daughter, two dogs, two cats and has one grown son.


For Laura's entire life, she's been involved with animals be it the 4H club, volunteering at an equine rescue or fostering dogs.


When Laura learned about Beck's Place, she was on board from day one building a strong partnership between Beck's and Sam's Cats and Dogs Naturally where she is currently the Monroe store manager

Laura lives in Lake Stevens, along with her two dogs Gypsy and Scout, and her Arabian Vegas.


Bio coming soon


"Sugar is a big reason I changed. She is my best friend." After years of drugs, violence and prison Hoss found unconditional love in Sugar and he wanted more for them both. 


His experience puts him in a unique and powerful position to build the organization and carry out Beck's Place mission.

Six years later, Hoss remains clean and sober. Today, in addition to his service on the board, Hoss gives back to his community by regularly volunteering with our valued partner Take the Next Step.