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"It takes dedication to make your dreams a reality!"
"We know dreams!"
Eric Jonathon Ducharme
Meet Our Team
I began my journey in 2006. Before I knew it, my brand blew up in ways that I could never have imagined. I realized that I was not able to do it myself any longer. It takes a village to make the dreams a reality. I would like to introduce you to my team! Here's the talented individuals that make all this journey possible.
Haus of Mertailor
Eric Ducharme, creator and sole owner of Mertailor LLC, began his journey as “The Mertailor” in 2006. He was just 16 years old and performing as the Prince in Weeki Wachee Springs “The Little Mermaid” show. He had a vision; a passion for mermaids and the mystery surrounding them that could not be quenched. At the age of 27, Eric’s list of accomplishments includes magical tail creations he has made for a diverse range of clients from well-known personality Lady Gaga to Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Mertailor mermaid tail have made appearances in movies, network TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, commercials, and music videos including Kerli’s “Ferral Heart” and T-Pain’s “I’m on a Boat”, to name just a few. Premiers, grand openings and private events and much more have included Mertailor Tails in their programs.
A part of Mertailor from the very beginning, Candy has her fingers in a little bit of everything as Mertailor’s Operations Manager. Truth be told she is the loving mother of "The Mertailor" himself and beams as she tells you she is "so grateful to be a part of his amazing journey". Candy's journey with Mertailor began as a seamstress, where she is still involved making patterns for custom silicone tails. With 25+ years experience as a business owner in the construction industry, as Mertailor grew and evolved so did Candy's position with the company. She is the company problem solver, working within all departments, developing procedures to maintain organization and provide for a smooth running operation. She oversees processes of manufacturing, quality control, and administration, and not to forget her very important roll in customer relations. When walking past her office, if you don't find her typing on a keyboard or running a calculator, it is not uncommon to see her smiling as she reads emails from customers announcing their excitement at the arrival of their new Mertailor mermaid tail!
Originally from Texas, Tomas Yake was determined to move to Florida in search of dolphins and received a Bachelor's at USF for hearing sciences and deaf studies.
An Outdoor Enthusiast, Brandy Bray was born and raised in Crystal River, Florida, the home of Mertailor. She started her mermaid career as a seamstress, working her way through silicone tail world to shop supervisor. Brandy loves how everyday with Mertailor brings new challenges and skill building.
Quality control, silicone mold operator, and problem solver.
Seamstress, pattern maker, and designer.
I originally came from Vietnam to study. My major was business management and marketing, but I ended up working as a tailor at Mertailor, which is my first job ever. I love being a part of Mertailor. Being one of the first people who see the new tails and swimsuit designs is very exciting! I also love working with the a close family and friends.
Priscilla hails from Southern Maryland, where the Blue Crab reigns supreme. She loves working with the Mertailor crew because the environment stimulates creativity. Priscilla is also proud to be apart of a company that is bringing back 100% made in the USA products.