Merritt is a volunteer assistant with IMPACT. Her personal work with a Somatic Experience practitioner lead her to take the Basics Program. She has consistently sought out paths to process trauma and empower herself. Her drive to facilitate options for others to do the same fueled her decision to complete her Registered Yoga Teacher certification in March 2019 through Yoga Alliance with plans to focus her continued training on trauma sensitive yoga and Somatic Experiencing. In addition to her work with IMPACT, she is a mother, fitness enthusiast, artist and retail operations coordinator.