Rev. Capt. Daniel W. Merrick, Ph.D., ME, BSP, BBM.;
USAR, ARMORED CAV. - Ret. DAV
Dan was featured in 'Real Profits' by
Carleton Sheets as the 'Cash Back King'. Dan and his wife Olga have
perfected use of Carleton's investment methods taught in the 'No Down
Payment' course and have been able to build a net worth of over 1Million.
Daniel has also appeared on the national stage before on several TV programs
and as a writer, commentary, public speaker, and musician.
Bio: Dan Merrick was born in 1958 in Cleveland Ohio.
Not long after birth, Daniel was injured which resulted in his not being
able to speak until the age of 5. He attended Longfellow Elementary School
on the east side.
Dan's Mom was a famous
LOWES girl in the 1940's and worked for Mildred and Fusmith advertising as an
model. She was born in Indiana Pennsylvania and went to school with the
famous Jimmy Stewart. So Dan grew up at many meet and greets with some of
the greatest stars of the silver screen era gone by. Dan's Mom
affectionately know to her Hollywood friends as 'Lolly', past away in 1998.
Danny attended Collinwood High School where he was
in the Top 20 singers and a member of a band at church entitled the 'Teen
Revivers'. The group opened for many famous gospel music groups such as the
Singing Rambo's and sang at several evangelistic meetings and church events.
Dan taught himself the Guitar and later learned how to play the piano. He
worked with Ralph Delany at the Collinwood Arts Center and developed a
summer music project to help inner-city kids to form groups to perform
across the city.
While in high school, Dan attended London Bible
College and completed his degree in Bible Missions in 1976. Dan graduated
from high school a year earlier in 1975 having completed his diploma in 3
years instead of the usual 4. Dan was always a dreamer and became well known as
an impressionist and voice talent. In 1977 Dan graduated from the Nashville
School Of Broadcast Technique which was then known as the Ohio School Of
Broadcast Technique. Dan completed the Broadcast Announcing and Production
course and received his FCC 3rd Class Broadcast endorsed license.
Dan worked with several local radio stations and
held a few different jobs before joining the US Army in 1979. While in the
Army Dan completed his basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey and moved on
to Aberdeen Proving Grounds for advanced training. There Dan received
Solider of the month and graduated at the top of his class. After a tour in
Germany and traveling around Europe, Dan went on to Join the Ohio National
Guard and get his Bachelor degree in Psychology. Dan was commissioned an
officer in 1982 and went to Fort Knox for training. While at Fort Knox
Kentucky Dan attended the University of Louisville, Kentucky University, and
several other special training schools. Dan got his Masters Degree in
Vocational Education while in Kentucky. In 1990 Dan was ordained a minister.
After Desert Storm, Dan went into recovery for
injuries he had while in the service and to spite Doctors belief to the
contrary, Dan was able to walk again. During rehabilitation, Dan got
his PhD in Biblical Linguistics. 1992, Dan's injuries were causing him a
great deal of pain and he was forced into the welfare system waiting for
military benefits. After struggling for almost a decade, Dan and his
wife Olga started RDJ Catalog, Inc. as a direct sales business. Dan got the
idea from his Dad's sales jobs on the side since Dan was a little boy.
Robert Merrick past away in 2000 and Dan took his company to great heights
doing motivational teaching, consulting, and selling.
Dan started the company with only $583.00 in Social
Security benefits and $10.00 in food stamps. Today RDJ Catalog, Inc. has
grown to a 7.5 million dollar gross worth company. As the CEO, Dan still
continues to work as a media consultant with expert appearances on Lifetime
Network as a successful investor and on Radio and TV. Dan has also appeared
at several corporate events as a key note motivational speaker. Dan's Book
'Instructions To Money: From Welfare To Millionaire' published on Outskirts
Press has been rated 5 stars by Midwest Book Reviews and on Amazon.Com Dan
is also an ASCAP licensed music publisher and song writer. In 2006 Dan's
Radio show was syndicated on CRN & NRN entitled 'Instructions To Money' after his
book. As a HR consultant, Dan was #1 in sales as a trainer with ABE, S&F, CT
Engineering, and HMI, all Fortune 500 companies.
Dan has received the Ronald Regan Business
Achievement Metal from the US Congress and served on the President's Council
on Small Business. Dan's motivational speeches and provocative
inspirational stories seem to bring a new light on the business and economic
environment that has created a demand for his insights into unique
on modern corporate Americana. His sales and motivational presentations have
riveted and entertained audiences with profound relevance of achievement science.
Dan also is a media news technical advisor on military affairs and
operations. As the President of RDJ Catalog, Inc. Dan inspires others as a
consultant on business, investment, real estate, motivation, sales, and
achievement. Dan is now writing his next book Entitled 'Knockin Doors' which
is a biographical fiction. Dan can be heard on the Radio on WRBG 99.5 FM in
Millsboro Del. and weekday mornings on KPJC 1220 AM co-hosting with Maria
Merola on "Shema AM" Hebrew Nation Radio. Dan's show "Faith Radio"
is also rebroadcast on WYHW FM at
www.WYHWFM.com Dan is also
seen on TV at
www.YahsWayTV.org Sunday nights at 9PM.
Eastern Time with his co-host Maria Merola. Dan's inspirational preaching,
teaching, and ministry has become a favorite of over 500,000 subscribers on
his weekly podcasts and events around the world. To Have Dan at your
event or for interview contact VIPPR.org or direct at
Dan's current contact information:
Dan Merrick 858 Route 446 Smethport, PA 16749
Home 814-887-5895 Office 814-887-5224
For more on Dan's Syndicated Radio & TV
© 1993 - 2011
Daniel's Aliyah album is covered by Tribune Review and
several other Entertainment publications in the mid 1990's.
Some Of Dan & Olga's Mentors
interviewed on Dan's Radio Show:
Dan & Olga own RDJ Catalog, Inc., a
newspaper, a contracting company, 22 investment properties, a music
publishing company, and several intellectual properties including internet
web domains. Dan is the author of 3 books including a translation of the
Bible. Dan has written over 100 musical works in Contemporary Christian,
Gospel, Messianic, Jazz, New Age, and Country formats.
Dan with Evangelist Ken Gaub in 1997. Dan worked
with Ken as a announcer for his world wide radio broadcast 'Faith In Action'
and DJ'd CCM artists brining the message of song and salvation to billions.
Dan on CTV's 'His Place' speaking out
about military policy 'Don't ask - Don't tell', in the 1990's.
Lifetime, USA, & NBC Network 'Go For Your Dreams'
Dan with Kirby President Frank Vandetti Direct
Sales is where it's at!