Monthly Team Member Spotlight: Eric Yarberry

Monthly team member spotlights are  a way for you to learn more about the people who make Penny Forward possible and thank them for the work they do to help blind people build bright futures one penny at a time.

This month we’re featuring Penny Forward treasurer Eric Yarberry. He is the Director of Education and Training at World Services for the Blind.

At WSB, Eric oversees the instruction and implementation of the career training and life skills programs. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Professional and Technical Writing. He enjoys volunteering his time to the Arkansas Association for Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired as well as the Arkansas School for the Blind Alumni Association.

Eric is an avid outdoorsmen and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. He brings to the table real world knowledge of living with a visual impairment and over 7 years of working with blind youth and adults. He lives in Little Rock with his lovely wife, Emily, and his Leader Dog, Hank.

Eric has helped Penny Forward in a number of ways. From day to day, Eric keeps our books in order; insuring that we have enough money to continue operating and showing our donors that their money is being used responsibly. Eric has also helped us raise over $75,000 in grant funding in 2022 and is active on the programs committee where he helps to insure that all of our courses meet our high quality and accessibility standards.

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