After 17 years in business for herself, in 2015 Merrill sold her 4 businesses in Geraldton
and relocated to Perth.

Highlights of Merrill’s career include:

being a recipient of the 40 under 40,

receiving both Regional & State Business of the Year Awards,

Board Member Small Business Development Corporation,

Board Member (Treasurer) Mid West Small Business Centre

Board Member Mid West Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where she started
as treasurer and finished a 6 year term as president.

When arriving in Perth she worked in the not for profit sector for the Grain Industry Association of WA. Working in the agriculture industry with an exemplary team and dynamic board was an exciting and satisfying time. It was from here that she was recruited by the Hon Alannah MacTiernan as her Executive Officer.  She describes working for the Minister as outstanding.

Following this Merrill worked in both Family and Corporate Law management before joining the team at Taylor Smart in 2020.

Merrill’s experience is eclectic and she enjoys the overarching role at TS which includes, Financial Management, People & Culture, Payroll, Marketing, Practice Management, Business Development & Planning, Strategic & Operational Management.

“I leave the law to the lawyers and I concentrate on the running of the business”.

Merrill, lives with her husband and Border Collie in the Swan Valley where she loves cooking, gardening and looking after her many bee hives.

“I’ve never worked for such fabulous people, they are invested in their staff and clients.
I love my job.”