- Category : 1984-births
- Type : MS
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 3
Canadian curler who played second for the Sherry Middaugh rink on the World Curling Tour from 2010 to 2018. Among the team's accomplishments were finishing runners up at the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials and winning the 2012 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic Grand Slam event.
Merklinger is a member of a famous curling family. Her older brother Dave Merklinger is one of the leading Canadian and international icemakers. Her older half-sister Anne Merklinger is a former Tournament of Hearts champion (1990) and medallist and 1990 World Championship bronze medallist. Her older twin sister Breanne Merklinger and brother Bill Merklinger are competitive curlers as well.
Outside of curling, Merklinger works for the Government of Canada, as Policy Analyst for Indigenous Services Canada. She is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation.