Vice President, Co-Owner
- Northwestern High School- '80
- Ag Econ Associates Degree, Purdue University- '82
- Member of Upper Deer Creek Church, Kokomo, IN
- Upper Deer Creek Church Deacon
- Northwestern School Corporation, Board Member
- Indiana Water Environmental Association, Past President, Current Member
- Howard County Ext
"I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with my brother and so many other great people throughout the years with Merrell Bros., Inc. Terry and I have dedicated nearly all of our lives to the management and development of this company. We have asked for a lot of sacrifice from our families and our employees over the years. They have all given their support and dedication, for which we are forever grateful.
"One of our primary goals we established as we realized the lifelong commitment we had made with Merrell Bros., Inc. was to also make our workplace our mission field. We decided that if running a company consumed so much of our time, we need to do our best to use this time as 'Christ-like' as possible. Our desire was to create an environment in our work place that would represent an opportunity for our employees to experience what it is like to work for a faith-based company. This task, difficult as it may be at times, is one that we are constantly evaluating to keep us on the right track. We certainly aren't perfect, and we realize that in this world, none of us will be. We want to do the best with what God has given us to manage. Our belief and foundation for our business and lives is that as long as we can admit when we have failed, ask for forgiveness, and move forward in humility, God will equip and prepare us in a way that will glorify all that we do."