Merrymakers is proud to announce Stephen Patterson and Melissa Hegarty have agreed to join the Board of Trustees of the Merrymakers Association. They were voted in by the Board at their meeting on January 14th, bringing the total to 13 board members.

Stephen R. Patterson currently serves as an Investment Advisor for Lutz Financial Services. Prior to Lutz Financial, Mr. Patterson worked for First National. He earned both his B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Creighton University. Mr. Patterson currently lives in Omaha with his wife Dana and children Megan, Grace and Stephen, Jr.

Melissa Hegarty is the co-owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes with Sharon Hansen.  They opened their first bakery in Omaha on November of 2010 and their second bakery in November of 2013 in Lincoln. Melissa considers herself an Omaha native having lived here for 20 years.  She has been married for 10 years to Doug and they have 2 daughters, Sophia (6) and Charlotte (3).

Both Mr. Patterson and Ms. Hegarty bring a wealth of experience in both the non-profit and commercial world, and are excited to help the organization achieve its mission of music, memories and joy to our area’s senior population.

Merrymakers is pleased and proud to have them as Board Members. For more information about Merrymakers, visit or call (402) 697-0205.