Contact Us

Our public-facing in-town office is located in Reeder’s AlleyYou can reach us at any time, anywhere.  Whether in-person, mail, telephone, e-mail, or even by paper airplane…we’ll be here to help.  Our contact information is provided below.

Physical Address

119 Reeder’s Alley
Helena, MT 59601

*Headquarter office located on Merlin Nature Preserve (near Marysville/Canyon Creek)

Mailing Address

PO Box 2034
Helena, MT 59624


Main Line (Office): #406-502-2122
Mobile Line (Cell):  #406-439-5788 (Marisa Diaz-Waian, Founder/Executive Director)
Mobile Line (Cell): #907-362-2355 (Tricia Clemons, Administrative & Donor Relations Director)


Founder & Executive Director: [email protected]
Administrative & Donor Relations Director: [email protected]
Financial/Bookeeper (HJ Hudson Consulting — Heather Hudson, CPA): [email protected] 
General Information: [email protected]


Tax ID Number

#47-1479303 (for donations)

Merlin Nature Preserve

Prior to establishing our public-facing, in-town office in Reeder’s Alley, our programing and general logistics took place on Merlin Nature Preserve — located outside of town, off-grid, near Marysville/Canyon Creek. And when we say “outside of town” (or out there)….here’s what we mean.

This is where Merlin CCC was hatched.  It’s also where our founder and director, Marisa Diaz-Waian, lives & stewards the land.  The preserve was established by her late father, Lee Waian, in the early 1990’s (in collaboration with Bob & Hopi Stevens) and is under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy.  

While this is still our headquarters, today, most planning, logistics, and org operations take place in our Reeder’s Alley office…though much philosophizing is still done here….and, of course, we still offer several activities throughout the year, like our philosophy walks, on the preserve.

Why an in-town location?  Because we’re a community philosophy organization…so having a public-facing base camp office IN the community — where everyone can easily access us — is important. 

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