Mark is the founder and president of Family First. His MarkMerrill.com blog, the Family Minute Radio Program, and the Family First Podcastdeliver marriage and parenting advice to thousands of people every day. He’s the author of All Pro Dad—Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids, and will release Lists to Love By for Busy Wives: Simple Steps to the Marriage You Want, and Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands: Simple Steps to the Marriage You Want, both co-authored with his wife, Susan, in 2017. He speaks on family issues all across the country, and has appeared on Fox and Friends, The Today show, and CBS, and ABC television stations. Mark and Susan have five children, one son-in-law, and two dogs. In the 25 years since he and Susan started Family First, Mark has dedicated himself to doing his best to love his family well, and encouraging others to love their families well too.
Chief Operating Officer
Robb ensures that all aspects of Family First daily operations run effectively and efficiently. He supervises the staff and ensures accountability for achieving operational goals.
Director of Content Distribution
Susan is director of content at Family First where she spends her days creating helpful and impactful resources that we provide to families through our programs.
Director of Partner Services
George works on our NFL events and marketing initiatives involving our corporate and state partners.
Director of Sales, Contact for Sponsorships
Darrin is director of sales - a servant leader who develops relationships with corporate sponsors, and builds meaningful relationships with a host of NFL players, coaches and alumni that serve as spokesmen for All Pro Dad, the national fatherhood program of Family First.
Director of Development
As Director of Development Michael spends his time building and strengthening relationships with Family First's extremely generous giving partners.
Director of Operations
Angel is the Director of Operations at Family First where she spends her days monitoring business operations to ensure systems and staff are in place to deliver results through our programs.
Director of Content Creation
BJ Foster is a married father of two. As Director of Content Creation he utilizes his experience in the corporate world, politics, nonprofits, and over fifteen years of working with adolescents.
Executive Assistant to the President
Marlene connects all of the dots on the president’s calendar and enjoys being an ambassador to our donors.
Director of Community Engagement
Jill engages volunteer partners to help Family First provide support to families online and on land via our website, All Pro Dad’s Day meetings, and male engagement initiatives for schools and communities.
Accounting and Office Manager
Barbara oversees day to day office operations and provides financial reporting for the organization.
As a Marketing Manager for Family First, Jonathan creates and implements marketing strategies and campaigns for our corporate partners.
All Pro Dad’s Day Support Manager
Vicki ensures world-class support to our volunteer Dad’s Day leaders through effective systems, frequent communications and building relationships.
Jen manages various projects on behalf of the President including the Mark Merrill blog, Family First podcast and the Family Minute radio feature.
Donor Relations Manager
Kaleigh provides support and guidance to deliver effective results in the Development Department.
Marketing Automation Manager
Jeremy spends his time strategizing and evaluating how Family First can reach the greatest number of families and meet their individual needs.
Social Media Manager
Jordan spends her time sharing our message with families through photos, tweets, videos and pins and building our online social communities.
Senior Web Developer
Brian develops, monitors and improves all of the Family First websites in order to make them user-friendly for our readers.
Lisa’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Family First’s compelling content for All Pro Dad, iMOM, and the Family Minute gets delivered to our subscriber’s email inbox daily.
Alison helps secure, coordinate, and execute impactful events for Dads & Kids as well as large fundraising events for the organization.
Brenda is the Operations Specialist. She cares for the information regarding our donors, All Pro Dad’s Days, Family Minute radio affiliates, event attendees and email subscribers.
All Pro Dad’s Day Development Specialist
Keith builds relationships with school and community organizational leaders to grow the number of Dad’s Day chapters across the country.
Reed enjoys the wonderful world of layout and design—especially when it comes to crafting up creative for Family First emails, campaigns, printables and more
Web Content Specialist
Lauren manages updates in the background of Family First sites, she is very familiar with the content, has a good eye for design and our audience preferences.
Content Production Assistant
Jazmin works as the keeper of all details for Family First’s Content Team and the air traffic controller of project details that ‘fly’ between departments at Family First.
iMOM Content Writer
Nancy has written about relationship and family issues for more than 15 years, and does her best to enlighten and encourage others with her words through the content she writes for Family First.
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