We are pleased to welcome Marta Martinez, Office and Field Support Coordinator, and Fernanda Meraz, Project Coordinator to the Merlin team. Marta and Fernanda bring a wide range of varied experience to their respective positions and to the Merlin Custom Home Builders team as a whole.
Erica Morrison, Partner and Chief Operating Officer explained that the women’s varied resumes will benefit the Merlin team. “It’s always a plus to add new people who have varied work experiences to the Merlin team, as they can bring new perspectives, viewpoints, and ways of doing things to the company,” she said. “We are happy to have both Marta and Fernanda at Merlin.”
As Office and Field Support Coordinator, Marta provides administrative support to the management team as well as the project teams in the field. She manages the procurement process for materials, coordinates schedules, and provides additional support as needed.
In addition to her experience as the co-owner of a small business, Marta worked in the property management industry for 17 years. In 2022, the Guatemala native and Las Vegas resident decided to embark on a new adventure in the construction industry. Looking for new experiences and a career which excites her, she started the new chapter of her life with Merlin.
When she’s not working, Marta loves to spend time in nature. Whether she is toiling in her garden or traveling to see new places, she loves to be outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with her family.
In her Project Coordinator role, Fernanda works closely with Merlin’s clients and superintendents. She coordinates project tasks and resources, reviews documentation, tracks budgets, and communicates regularly with clients to ensure that they are kept up to date on the project.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Fernanda was eight years into a career in Hospitality Management on the Las Vegas strip. With the hospitality industry suffering from the shutdown and pandemic-related restrictions, the Las Vegas native decided to shift careers and enter the world of construction. She started out learning about framing and construction management—from fieldwork to proposals, budgets and then to estimating ground-up track homes for framing. After honing her estimating skills for a year and a half, she transitioned to accounting and then to project coordination for framing.
Outside of the office, Fernanda enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog, playing softball, attending concerts, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Please join us in welcoming Marta and Fernanda to the Merlin team!