Merritt joined CCT over a year ago, starting with overnights and on-call shifts. He then moved into supporting young adults during their quarantine when they arrived in Bend from their Wilderness experience. Merritt is able to relate to our young adults and their transition from the Wilderness to CCT, as he lived through this experience personally, graduating from CCT back 2016. Merritt has found a passion for Mental Health /Addiction from his own journey and recovery work. He is currently working towards his CADC-I and has joined our Residential Team working directly with young adults in the Belay Phase.
Merritt is originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina. He fell in love with Bend during his time at CCT and decide to make it home. He loves the seasons Bend offers and has a strong passion for the outdoors and the healing nature it provides. In his spare time Merritt enjoys rock climbing, fly fishing, and spending time with his dog Remington.