As a lifelong Point Dume resident, Brian was looking for more ways to give back to the community. The Point Dume Nature Preserve is one of the most beautiful destinations along the California Coast and has close to 1,000,000 visitors yearly.
While Brian was fortunate to have grown up in such a beautiful area, he also saw the neglect and damage to the preserve from the crowds. Brian felt the need to act, so he rallied the community to help out.
Partnering with State Parks, The Malibu Foundation, and like-minded neighbors, the group was able to help maintain the Point Dume Nature Preserve by making the pathways safer, clearing invasive plants and picking up debris. There is nothing like giving back to a place that has shaped you and doing it with the people you love makes it all the more special.
Judy Merrick volunteers her time giving back at the Malibu Senior Center, teaching a hugely popular Relax Through Coloring class. Seniors relax while coloring and discussing current topics. She believes strongly that seniors are an important part of the community, and spending time with them is very rewarding for all.
Judy and Veronika have been integral members of the Malibu Board of Realtors Health & Wellness committee for the last 3 years since the group's inception. Realtors deal with a lot of stress helping their client’s navigate the emotional roller coaster of buying & selling property all while navigating their own lives. At times it is hard to have a healthy work life balance. The Health & Wellness week is all about unwinding & connecting with each other. The events hosted by the committee include sound baths, hiking, nutrition talks, fitness classes, and various guest speakers.
Merrick Estate Group volunteers their time helping the Malibu Association of Realtors clean up Pacific Coast Highway to help keep Malibu looking beautiful.