BS Elementary Education, ESU
MA Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
Business Owner, Volunteer
Qualifications for Office
Previous Supervisor Middle Smithfield Township, experience with municipal government, school district governance (school board), actively involved with non-profit and community organizations serving residents of Middle Smithfield Township (Bushkill Emergency Corps, Rotary of the Stroudsburgs, Friends of the DWGNRA, St. John's Church and others), Pocono Mountains United Way Board of Directors
I look forward to building upon the many projects that were established during my previous terms (2) as Supervisor, such as road and infrastructure improvements, services that complement the township (parks, recreation, community support for services, additional communication options, etc.), addressing the growing issues with roadside debris, enhancing growth within the township that will continue to create a commercial base providing a more stable tax base, looking forward to creating a comprehensive plan that insures that our township develops and grows in a sustainable, prudent, and positive manner that creates a sense of pride and prosperity for the residents of Middle Smithfield Township.
East Stroudsburg High School, Churchman's Business College, Various Continuing Education Courses including those available through PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Middle Smithfield Township Supervisor, Retail Management
Qualifications for Office
5+ years as Township Supervisor; 25+ years on the Township Planning Commission; Former District Supervisor responsible for: overseeing 11 supermarkets and 1,500 associates, budgeting, and partnering on various remodel/new construction projects. Volunteer leadership has included: Chair, East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church Finance Team; Board Member, Pocono Area Youth for Christ; 12+ years leading young adult service projects to Alabama and North Carolina after Hurricanes Katrina, Matthew and Irene.
During my term as Supervisor, I've acted on my campaign promise of "Planning for the Future." I foster professional, working relationships with the other Board members. Together, we demonstrate the way a township should operate -- with cooperation and care for fellow residents. I helped develop the new Comprehensive Plan, which will be approved and adopted in September. The plan will serve residents for the next 10 years and truly make Middle Smithfield Township the best place to live, work and play in northeast Pennsylvania. Ease of voting is important to all of us. Once the 2020 census data is analyzed, I will resume working with county election officials to create at least one more polling site in Middle Smithfield. We can and will eliminate long lines and increase voter turnout. Attracting businesses that employ local residents is a priority, as is proper zoning to ensure a great quality of life in our beautiful community. I look forward to continuing to serve my fellow residents.