Merria Velasco
Associate Director, Annual Giving and Events
951.659.2171 x2338

Merria graduated from St. Mary’s College of California with a BSE degree in Accounting before heading into corporate auditing for KPMG LLP out of downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 she began working in Sherman Oaks at The Buckley School in the Business Office, followed by managing Advancement Services. In 2013 she took on the roles of Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations at St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City. She was hired to the position of Annual Giving Manager in August 2016 at Idyllwild Arts, and moved to Idyllwild shortly thereafter. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and visiting with friends and family.