This is a tribute to an individual who is a special person to me. He has helped me to gain a much better understanding of the field and has expanded my thinking. I have not met a person with as much perspective and foresight.
Mel is an individual who is a free thinker and innovator. He is always ready to help and put forth a maximum effort to develop the profession. His impact upon the profession has been immense. Much of the profession's growth is a direct result of his leadership. A testimony to him may best be told not by his accomplishments but by his impacts upon people's lives.
"A Tribute to Mel Byers,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol1/iss1/16