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Delivering independent advice with the experience to back it up.

With our decades of experience comes confidence you can rely on. We understand how to manage the risks involved in investing, because we’ve guided clients through all kinds of market cycles, helping them stay on course toward their long-term goals.


Courtney Baxter

Owner, Financial Advisor

Courtney started working at Merritt Wealth Management in 2020. She currently holds her FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations. Prior to working with Merritt, she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at Northern Arizona University, and went on to The University of Wyoming, where she graduated with a master’s degree in finance. As Merritt’s retirement approached in 2024, she has taken over the practice and continues to serve their clients.

This career path was ultimately inspired by her father, who has been in the profession for nearly 20 years. It is a source of pride for Courtney to get to follow in her father’s footsteps. It has become an initiative of hers to help others grow, maintain, and pass on their wealth.

Courtney was raised in Wyoming and hopes to continue a life and practice in the Cowboy state.


Merritt Harris


Merritt Harris began his business career when he was a junior in high school, buying 50 head of bred cows. His dad owned a real estate business and ranch near Jay Em, Wyoming, and encouraged Merritt to buy the cows. That started his desire to run his own business.

After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in finance, he joined what is now First Interstate Bank as an agricultural loan officer. During his nine years with First Interstate Bank, he advanced to vice president of agricultural lending, helping farmers and ranchers in northern Wyoming during the difficult years of the 80s and early 90s. In 1992, a friend of Merritt’s recruited him to the securities business, and Merritt went to work for Edward Jones in April of that year. Merritt built a strong business in Douglas, Wyoming, working with business owners, ranchers, and the hard-working men and women in the energy field.

In 2018, after 26 years, Merritt decided it was time to start his own financial management company. With the support of his wife, Kathi, he formed Merritt Wealth Management, which proudly serves the state of Wyoming.

Merritt was born and raised in Wyoming and comes from an agricultural background on both sides of his family. Merritt and Kathi have two sons, Ryan (deceased), Van, a daughter-in-law, Nicole, and two grandsons, Kaiden and Carson. He is an active member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Wyoming Steer Ropers Association. He likes working with horses in the arena and the wilderness. Merritt and Kathi enjoy western art, music, and travel.