MakeItMerry Team


Barb Brittain-Marshall

After working several years in Human Resources in the
non-profit and corporate sectors, Barb decided it was time to do something completely different. Never one to follow a trend, she started a blog about the lost art of letter writing which has been the beginning of opportunities never dreamed of.  One thing led to another, and motivated by her faith, Barb founded MakeItMerry in 2015.

Being a Muskoka gal she misses the red maple leaves of Ontario but has become an avid hiker of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. She and her husband don’t feel old enough to have two of their three kids in University and are thankful beyond measure for their family. 


Pat Brown 

Pat is a retired elementary principal from Calgary Board of Education. Over the 28 years Pat was with CBE, she had the pleasure of teaching students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. During her career, she had the opportunity to work with students and their families who had complex lives and it was a great privilege to support them through various challenges. Joining MakeItMerry was a natural step in the next phase of Pat's life.

Her favourite place to be is outdoors. Pat enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her husband and friends golfing, hiking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing.