About Barbara Merrill
Barbara Merrill has been coming to the desert since the early 80’s for vacations, & has always enjoyed the desert life style, climate, & the friendly people. In 2000, she bought her home in Indian Ridge Country Club as a week end retreat, but soon discovered she loved the desert life so much, she made it her full time residence & has totally embraced the desert community by serving on numerous charity organizations such as Gilda’s Club, & Desert Cancer Foundation. She has also been a very active volunteer in numerous Indian Ridge committees/boards such as the architectural committee, landscape committee, communication committee, HOA Board of Directors & was even the author and Editor of "Ridge News," an electronic newsletter for all 1,068 homeowners in Indian Ridge. Barbara earned her Master’s degree from Cal Poly with credentials in both mathematics & administration. After graduating with honors, she began her 32 year career in education teaching algebra, & later became the Chino School District`s first Professional Development Specialist whose job was to train & evaluate the entire District in the areas of motivation techniques & effective communication skills. While working in education, Barbara never ignored her passion & love for real estate. For the past 35 years she has continually bought, sold, remodeled, rented & managed her own properties for investment purposes as well as provided loans for spec builders in Big Horn. Barbara says, "I am a bit of a perfectionist, detail oriented, borderline workaholic, & am very service oriented. I get tremendous pleasure out of helping people accomplish their goals, & have found my background & training in motivation techniques & effective communication skills have helped me be successful in real estate transactions. I`m so happy & excited to be part of the Bennion & Deville family!
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