Merk, a certified Activity Professional, has been responsible for the fun, entertainment, and activities for the residents of Chehalis West since 1980. She has worked in the healthcare field (mostly long-term care) for 44 years. Merk has been married to her wonderful husband for an even more remarkable 45 years. She has three children and eight grandchildren. Naturally, Merk enjoys and spends most of her free time with family and close friends. Merk says she truly loves what she does, and working at a family-oriented facility like Chehalis West, where everyone feels welcome, makes her job that much more rewarding.