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Brent Merriam

Vice President of Outdoor

Brent grew up in northern New Hampshire, where he enjoyed hiking and skiing in the White Mountains. He studied engineering at Dartmouth College, earning Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Engineering degrees. After college, Brent moved to Vermont, where he developed a love for cycling and snowboarding. That passion lead to a 5-year stint as the Business Unit Director for Burton Snowboards’ Binding division, where he had the opportunity to snowboard in some incredible places all over the world. He also learned how to surf, and after 2 years living in Italy, he moved to the NH Seacoast in 2006, working as the General Manager for Novation North America and Kayland USA. In November 2011, Brent visited NEMO as part of an Seacoast industry get-together, felt the vibe of a passionate team of like-minded, outdoor enthusiasts, and knew this was the opportunity he was looking for. Brent lives in Exeter with his wife and daughter and, in his spare time, enjoys surfing, cycling, hiking, and fly fishing.