I have lived in Mullica Hill for almost 3 years choosing Harrison Township as my home over many other areas in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Randy and I fell in love with the sense of community and the small-town feel of this area. As I’ve relayed on several occasions to my friends, Mullica Hill just called out to us.
My background is dominated by my 26-year journey as the wife of an Army officer. After making 12 moves during our years of military service, Randy and I moved to Mullica Hill in 2014 from the Washington, DC area. I feel that my two great callings are being a mother and living a life of service. I have served in a varied array of occupations during our moves around the world to include as a Preschool teacher, substitute teacher, and a Paraprofessional for the visually impaired. I’ve also worked for the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment at Quantico, Virginia and for the American Red Cross at various locations around the country. I find service at the USO’s particularly inspiring and have filled many volunteer capacities at the USO in Virginia, Alaska and here at the Philly Airport. My two most challenging and most rewarding experiences were when I was the Family Readiness Group Leader during my husband’s units deployments in combat operations and my time spent as a hospice volunteer. Helping families with emotional and financial emergencies and assisting in the coordination to get them reunited with their families on the completion of their deployments was incredibly fulfilling. It was during these times that I found my previous experiences gained from my opportunities at hospice and my many years working at a financial planning firm to be of great assistance. Prior to deciding to run for the Township Committee, I have invested much of my time in the town by serving on the Recreation Committee for Harrison Township, helping with the Active Adults in the Township, teaching religious education and serving on the medical board at church assisting the elderly with rides to and from doctors and to grocery stores.
My greatest accomplishment, of course, are my children! My son is CPT R.T. Rotte and he and his wife CPT Nichole Rotte are both graduates of West Point. My daughter Maryssa, who resides in Alaska, is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and Essex University of Colchester England. My youngest daughter, Helena, is a graduate of James Madison University.