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    Josh Emery

    Program Director
    M.A., L.P.C.

    Josh is a licensed professional counselor and has 10+ years experience working with youth, couples and families. Half of this time was spent as a therapist in an inpatient facility working with individuals, couples and families in crisis. During this same period, Josh has maintained a private practice focusing on youth, parenting and couples counseling.

    Josh’s approach to therapy is highly relational focusing on a blend of structure, love, accountability, grace and fun. Josh believes in a holistic approach to helping; which includes, but is not limited to, relationships, spirituality, exercise, diet, sleep and recreation. Josh believes a healthy marriage is central to a healthy family. And, that a family’s health, not only influences generations that follow, but also shapes the community in which they live.

    Josh feels blessed to be a husband and father of two. He feels his greatest sense of joy in life comes from shared moments as part of a family. Josh loves to laugh, loves the outdoors and loves the best he can all the time.

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    Sadler Merrill

    Director, Business Development

    Sadler has spent his career working with startups across various industries. He has a strong background in business planning, strategy, development, and management. He is determined to accomplish business objectives with dedication and perfect execution while leading his team members to consistently achieve peak performance.

    Through Relationship Architecture, Sadler has been afforded the opportunity to work with friends and family in a business that is in sync with his own values and is naturally compatible with the triple bottom line philosophy (social, environmental, and economic success). Through the success of this business he has realized a greater benefit of strengthening marriages and family.

    Sadler is married to a loving wife, Gina. Together they have two daughters, Mia and Colbie, and are expecting a baby boy in 2014. When not working, Sadler enjoys spending time with his wife watching their kids figure life out, spending time with friends and family, playing outdoors and traveling.

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    Rick Merrill

    Director, Operations

    Rick has 41 years of business experience and has owned three different small businesses. He has a strong background in accounting and finance having been a CPA, commercial loan officer, chief financial officer, and owner/president. Rick is skilled in finance, computer information, purchasing, operations, and general management, but finds the most fulfilling part of his business experience to be maintaining strong inter-personal relationships with employees, customers, and vendors. Employee retention has been high, and the businesses have benefited multiple individuals and families. This has been most gratifying for Rick.

    Rick is the father of eight and grandfather of seven (with two on the way). Rick and his wife, Meg, are grateful to have almost all their children and grandchildren living in Colorado, to have the opportunity to work with several of them, and to have opportunities to babysit and gather together as family.

    Relationship Architecture continues the Merrills’ business philosophy by providing a product that is of true benefit to individuals, couples, and families while providing employment in a small business environment. Rick is grateful for the joys experienced as a family, and as a company family, and is excited to be part of this venture.

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    Tim Willison

    Director of Photography

    With over 15 years of experience in TV, film and video production, Tim Willison has produced and directed over 100 hours of commercial and documentary content for Nike, Free Country Apparel, Corr-Jensen Training Day, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai, Artic Cat, the 2014 Olympics in Sochi Russia, and worked with television networks including NBC, ESPN, The Weather Channel, The Travel Channel, The Outdoor Channel, E!, G4, Spike, and Fox Sports Net.

    Personal highlights of his career include producing the opening ceremony film for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver (voted top five best moments of Olympics), working on location on ten Warren Miller ski films while traversing the world in the most challenging remote conditions (film locations include Bulgaria, Morocco, Iran, Switzerland and more), producing Epic Conditions (15-episode TV series for The Weather Channel), directing The Total Outdoorsman Challenge (13 episode TV series for Versus), as well as the numerous web series and projects for clients and agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, Periscope, Toyota, Saatchi & Saatchi, Field & Stream, Kawasaki, The Marketing Arm, Genex and more.

    Tim is a passionate, well-organized and highly creative individual. He is married to his wife Heather, and they have two fantastic children.

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    Gary Emery

    Program Director
    M.A., L.P.C.

    Gary is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice and is a senior counselor in the Emery Counseling practice. Additionally, Gary has been a team member for the Community Marriage Agreement, the Pastor of Midweek Christian Fellowship, a Youth Pastor, an Associate Pastor, and an Area Director for Young Life in Northern Colorado.

    Gary specializes in marriage counseling and prefers to take a proactive and interactive role in his work with couples. Gary strives to aid participants in taking personal accountability for behaviors and beliefs. Gary takes great care in extending grace to each individual with whom he works.

    Gary is a husband, father of two and grandfather of five. He embraces every opportunity to be with his beloved family.