Board Member since Jan 2020, Nancy grew up as a river rat on the Severn River in Annapolis, MD fishing, crabbing, and in general messing about on boats. She has worked as an environmental educator for Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Friends of the Rappahannock. She also spent 5 years at The Conservation Fund in Arlington, VA helping to get the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail established with the National Park Service. She has her masters in Non-Profit Management from George Mason University and graduated from Cornell University as a History major. She has sat on the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation board and the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum in Washington, DC. Currently she is on the advisory Council for the Chesapeake Conservancy. She currently works part time as the Outreach Volunteer Program Coordinator at Arundel Rivers Federation in Annapolis, MD and serves as president of the Merrill Family Foundation. She is a certified sailing instructor and PADI scuba diver.