Eric Merrifield has been selected as the Summer 2019 Member Spotlight. Eric is the son of Brad and Donna Merrifield and resides in Bellview. He has two brothers Matt (wife Cathy and niece Ellery) and Tyler.
Eric is a 2003 graduate of North Marion High School where he was awarded the Assist Award from the DAC upon graduation. He has been recognized for Outstanding Achievement from the WV Autism Society.
Eric has studied piano for over 20 years and wows audiences with his performances of The Entertainer, Beauty and the Beast, and Fur Elise to name just a few.
Eric has been a member of the Disability Action Center for just under two years but has immersed himself in all DAC programming from Full STEM Ahead to Creative Arts, and as farm trainee with the RURAL Program. His favorite classes are the DAC is Line Dancing, Abilibots, Book Club, and Group Fitness.
Eric is a real sports guy and loves watching all sports. He especially enjoys being a part of the DAC Bowling League. Eric loves playing games, building blocks, word searches, memory match games, drawing and art, photography, mathematics, reading books, geography, dancing, watching television, and singing.
Eric loves all game shows and his favorite movie is Star Wars. He loves a good pizza and his favorite place to visit is Pittsburgh.
It has been difficult for Eric to communicate and socialize but once you get to know him and understand him it is so easy to see his genuine love and caring for everything he does. He looks up to his brothers, father, and grandparents. He loves the DAC and the opportunities it provides and he is honored to be recognized as the Member Spotlight.