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Member Spotlight: Theresa Merli

February,  2012

Theresa Merli - Executive Director

Theresa Merli has been living in Paradise for nearly 30 years, Paradise Township that is. For many years, Theresa was a small business owner with her husband, Chris Merli. Together, they owned and operated a successful construction company in Belmar, N.J., and in 1984 they purchased and operated The Antlers Lodge and Cottages in Swiftwater. After selling their business, Merli pursued a career in the manufacturing industry, working for Weiler Corp. in Cresco for nearly 10 years and then Econ Plastics (of Philadelphia) at a satellite office in Pocono Lake for nearly 7 years.

Theresa Merli has served on the board of directors of the BWA since 2001, including stints as secretary, office administrator and president. She is a former Monroe County Commissioner (2008-2011) and served as a Paradise Township Supervisor (1998-2002) and as township auditor there (2003-2009).

She is a member of the League of Women Voters and served as secretary for three years.

Theresa and Chris have 4 grown children; David, Sharon, Cathy and Joan.

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