Wesley Regillo has been selected as the Spring 2018 DAC Member Spotlight. Wes is the son of Nick and Amie Regillo of Mannington, WV. He has one sister, Desiree who is a student at WVU.
Wes is 23 years old and is a 2014 graduate of North Marion High School. While in high school Wes received the Assist Award for Senior Recognition and went on to the DAC’s Mission Transition Program following graduation. While still a student, Wes had volunteer work experiences at the Mannington Food Pantry, Salvation Army, and the Subway restaurant.
Wes started his employment readiness and life skills training through the DAC in the Summer of 2014 and shortly after enrolled in the PACE Vocational Training program, setting into action his plan for employment and post high school success!! Wes completed the Daniel Memorial Life Skills training and work experiences at the Beehive Café, Salvation Army, and the DAC. He did such a great job at the DAC, he was hired as part of the building/janitorial team in April 2016. Wes has also worked at Hero’s Café in Mannington for 7 years.
Wes is a very busy and independent young man and his family wants nothing less. He rides the transit each day from Mannington to Fairmont for both his work and participation in DAC and PACE programs. When not traveling by transit bus, he can be seen around the county on his low rider, often in parades and on the Rail Trails. He was the Grand Marshall of the Mannington District Fair Parade in 2017.
In addition to his busy work and volunteer life, Wes enjoys a variety of hobbies including attending WVU games with his dad, collecting marbles and Coca Cola rewards. He is a member of the Mannington Church of the Nazarene. Wes is a busy fellow as he also is active with the DAC Bowling League and a previous athlete with Special Olympics of Marion County.
In his little spare time, Wes enjoys listening to music (especially Kids Bop and Christmas carols) and playing games on his IPad. Wes’s favorite food is pizza and he loves movies and television shows like the Minions and Thomas the Train. His favorite place to visit is his Aunt Cindie Prahl’s house….just don’t tell his aunt Pennie.
Wes has overcome so many obstacles in his life including surgeries as a child and most recently an eye surgery. Wes is well known around his hometown, where he ventures to most all destinations on his own, including grocery shopping, the dentist, the library, the post office, and all areas in between! Wes is just getting started. He hopes to continue working hard, gain independence, and being an active part of his community.