Merrel Hattink joined Dorsey Alston Realtors in Atlanta, Georgia where she has worked as a Real Estate Professional for over 25 years. In partnership with her daughter, Merrel successfully manages Hattink Homes, a small real estate sales team under the Dorsey Alston umbrella. She is a native of Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia where she earned a degree in economics and was a member of Phi Mu sorority. In addition to selling real estate, Merrel is a committed volunteer. She has served on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Colonial Dames from 2014-2019. She has also chaired the fundraising galas for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Fernbank Science Museum and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Merrel has served as a volunteer for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Womens Shelter, Northside Methodist Church, Lonesome Valley Architectural Review Committee, Country Club of Sapphire Valley House Committee and the 2019 CCSV Cares fundraising event among others. Merrel is married to Willem Hattink, and together they have three children – Dr. Cantey Dogan, married to Bahadir Dogan, and is an OB/GYN at Piedmont OB/GYN in Atlanta; Willem Hattink, married to Melanie Hattink, is the controller for a Commercial Real Estate Company in Thomasville, Georgia; and Frances Hattink, a partner in Hattink Homes in Atlanta. She and Willem are active members of the Piedmont Driving Club, Lonesome Valley, Country Club of Sapphire Valley and Northside Methodist Church. In her spare time, Merrel is an avid bridge player and has taught bridge students the game of bridge over the last 7 years. She also loves hiking, travelling, pickleball, tennis, and croquet.