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President/CEO Lauren K. Merrett, M.Ed.

Ms. Merrett is an Arizona native, born in Scottsdale Arizona.  Lauren left the retail industry to resume her education in 1990 and went on to complete three degrees, two certificates in addiction Therapy, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Education Counseling. Lauren has taught for various Maricopa County Community Colleges and has been a well respected educator for many years. Lauren founded Mereco Inc. in 1996 with the goal of providing the highest quality safety education available in Arizona. While still teaching for the community colleges in November of 1997, Lauren left her teaching position and dedicated her full focus on the development of  Mereco Inc. Lauren enjoys her work both on a professional and personal level, and believes that the training and consulting provided by Mereco, Inc., assists not only retailers but also benefits the greater community by educating the individuals directly responsible for the service and safety of food and alcohol.


  Executive Associate/ Leilani Pacheco

Ms. Pacheco is an Arizona native, born in Tucson Arizona. Leilani attended Mesa Community College, finishing her degree at Arizona State University in Business Management with a minor in Psychology in 2004. Leilani has been an associate of Mereco Inc. since 1997. Leilani's goal is to help Mereco Inc. provide the highest quality of safety education. Leilani enjoys providing safety education and consulting for Mereco, Inc’s., customers. "I believe the services provided are beneficial to the owners, managers, and the employees of the retail industry".

Food Safety Expert/ James Morrow

Mr. Morrow is an Arizona native, born and raised in Phoenix. James attended Central High School and graduated Summa Laude from ASU with a BA in Fine Arts. James is an accomplished artist, musician, and inventor. James has been a professional speaker for over 10 years, and participates in Toast Masters where he has been awarded the distinguished title of "Certified Toast Master". James has studied and consulted in the Food Safety Field at Mereco Inc. since 2003. James brings energy and entertainment to his instructional program as he believes that all learning can be fun.

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