Rick & Meg Merrill
Owners and Director - OperationsWith over fifty years combined experience in accounting, banking, finance, and operations, Rick and Meg are excited to be involved in a new industry that is refreshingly family friendly and has such potential to grow and change the landscape of diapering. Rick’s greatest desire is to ensure that our customers’ experience with Thirsties is a given as to quality. It is of utmost importance that inventory availability, product quality, warranty service, and shipping are beyond excellent and always leave an impression of how much we care. Relationships with customers, employees, and vendors are our most important business.
Sadler & Gina Merrill
Owners and Director - Business DevelopmentSadler and Gina add sales, marketing, and operational experience to the team. They are thrilled to be involved with such an exciting industry that is in sync with their own values and is naturally compatible with Thirsties’ triple bottom line philosophy (social, environmental, and economic success). Sadler spends his time working to improve Thirsties product offerings and better the Thirsties experience for their retail partners and customers. Sadler and Gina are proud parents of a sweet, happy Thirsties product tester, Mia. When not working, they enjoy watching Mia figure life out, spending time with friends and family, playing outside and traveling.
David & Erin Merrill
Director of Sales and Marketing and National Sales ManagerDavid and Erin both joined the Thirsties team after extensive careers in the golf industry. David spent 12 years working at Country Clubs as the Director of Golf, Director of Membership and Director of Club Operations in Las Vegas, Palm Springs and most recently Monterey. With 6 years of sales and marketing experience for a Fortune 500 company, Erin combines her extensive knowledge in commerce with her enthusiasm for the Thirsties brand to head our sales department. Their goal is to be a partner to our customers, educating them both on the Thirsties brand and the many benefits of cloth diapering. Their two daughters, Skylar & Charleigh, both wear Thirsties diapers (and are part time Thirsties models!), allowing David and Erin to have firsthand knowledge of the product they sell. Both are avid golfers and enjoy running, yoga, biking and spending time together as a family.
Customer ServiceJessica is a Colorado native with a travel bug. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH before moving around the country. She is a fantastic mama to Jacob (2.5). When she’s not working, she can be found sewing, reading, or playing outside with Jacob and her fiancé, Chris. She enjoys cooking and makes a mean car bomb cupcake. She was late to the cloth diaper party, but loves it!
Social Media CoordinatorLaura lives in Iowa City, Iowa with her husband and two little ones, who she cloth diapers. Prior to joining the ranks of motherhood, Laura taught elementary music and beginning band in the Boston area. Now her home is her classroom. Laura is passionate about eco-friendly living, education, and encouraging other moms. In addition to her work at Thirsties Laura regularly contributes to the blog, First Time Mom.
FounderIn 2004, Erin, as a new cloth diapering mom, couldn't find a diaper cover that quite suited the needs of her baby, and therefore set out to create her own design of waterproof wraps. The first covers were patterned, cut, and sewn on her dining room table with her secondhand sewing machine and went through several tweaks over the course of 18 months before they were finally released! It was a painstaking process, but all the hard work and innovation paid off and resulted in the best selling diaper cover on the market today. Erin sold the company to the Merrills in 2010, but remains involved in an advisory position, and now spends most of her time focused on home schooling her kids and building her new business, Eco Enclose.