2023 Poker for a Purpose Honorees
Chuck and Carol Merritt
The Poker Power Couple
The ACLD Foundation is proud to honor the ‘Power Poker Couple’ Carol and Chuck Merritt at this year’s Poker for a Purpose event.
Chuck is the President and owner of Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation (MECC), which assists lending institutions and real estate investors with legacy environmental issues. MECC is headquartered in Hauppauge with satellite offices in Florida and Vermont. Chuck started his career in 1993 and has been recognized by Long Island Business News as a “Who’s Who in Engineering and Environmental Consulting” in 2007, 2013 and 2015, as well as one of the “Top CEOs of Long Island” in 2014. Chuck is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP.)
Carol was born in Queens, NY and graduated with a double-Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Adelphi University, followed by a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and Mathematics Education. Today, Carol wears many hats as a bookkeeper for MECC, a certified yoga instructor at Yoga Oasis in Woodbury, and a consultant for Nassau BOCES, where she trains math educators on scoring the New York State Mathematics Exam.
Chuck and Carol met in a ballroom dancing class, where Carol was Chuck’s teacher, and the two have been dancing ever since. They were married in 2003 and have two sons, CJ and Zachary. The family lives in Plainview, NY, where they are active in their community with many different organizations, including ACLD, Fight for Charity, FREE and HorseAbility, which brings equestrian-based programs to individuals with special needs on Long Island.
The Merritt family likes to stay active, with frequent ski trips, family golf outings and lots of poker games. The ‘Power Poker Couple’ likes to keep their skills sharp throughout the year, playing online poker with friends.
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