Merritt Wilburn

Residential Staff

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Merritt joined CCT in 2020, beginning as a Relief Staff working with our students that came into the program during COVID, and providing a safe quarantine space for them while showing them their new residence in Bend. He loved being at the start of people's process at CCT and moved onto being a Belay Phase Residential Coach. He worked at the Awbrey House for six months supporting Wellness students, and then moved over to the Discovery House (at Portland), working with clients more in his direct passion within recovery. He finds his passion for recovery through his own personal journeys with recovery, being a former student at CCT in 2016, along with earning his CADC-I. Merritt enjoys exploring healthy habits around use/recovery lifestyles with our students and helping them find their direction around substance/recovery. 


Merritt is originally from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and has fallen in love with the healing and outdoor lifestyle that Bend has to offer. In Merritt's free time, he enjoys rock climbing, fly fishing, and hanging out with his border collie, Remington.