- Owner of landscaping business with 30 years experience in all aspects of landscape operations including sediment and erosion control.
- Planted thousands of trees, shrubs and perennials throughout eastern Pennsylvania.
- Installed numerous state approved on-lot septic systems and components.
- Attended numerous landscape, environmental and sewage enforcement seminars.
- Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Volunteer
- Lehman-Jackson Elementary PTO Volunteer
- Employed by Sisters of Mercy for 19 Years (a non-profit religious organization)
- Past Sponsor for Back Mountain Youth Soccer Association
Community / volunteer background:
2009 – 2016
*Chairwoman of RIF
RIF(Reading is Fundamental) free book and reading program with Lehman Jackson PTA
· Emergency Foster Home for Rescue dogs through Plain and Fancy rescue
Foster home for emergency placement of rescue dogs for an out of the area rescue that convinced the Amish not to shoot the dogs they breed when they were done breeding and dogs born with defects and disabilities. Rehomed several beautiful dogs.
*Senior Mentor for Lake-Lehman High School students Senior charity projects
Mentored students and helped them with various community charity projects to benefit our community and beyond. Brandon’s Forever Home, Lake-Lehman Band, Lake Lehman Lock in and many more charities.
· Co-Creator - Lake-Lehman School District running & nature trail
Created a nature and running trail behind the Lehman Jackson Elementary school with husband, Al DeAngelis, for the Lake Lehman School District. Used today by community and cross county club.
· Founder – Lehman Township Recycling Center
Founded and created a free recycling center at Lehman Township Municipal Building for residents and non-residents
*Deployed a disaster relief center at local Township Building
After heavy storms came through the back Mountain of Northeast PA many communities were left without power for several days. Marian put into action an area for effected people to get water for family and livestock, charge their cell phones, keep cool and had the American Red Cross at the location with bottled water, bags of ice, coffee and food. We had people from several mile away coming for relief.
2013 – 2016
*Founder and chair – Lehman Jackson PTA Bingo
Started a monthly winter BINGO to raise funds for children’s programs through the PTA. This event is still active today.
· Founder and chairwoman - Student Nature program at Lehman Jackson Elementary
Student planned an orchard, a garden, a Monarch Butterfly garden, Raised Monarch Butterflies, learned about soil erosion, plants, trees, monarch butterflies, and recycling through Marian and Penn State extension staff each spring. That Fall the children attend a private tour of the Luzerne County Fair Agricultural buildings and submitted their produce to the fair for judging and display.
Charity drives for duffel bags, clothes, and toiletries for kids in foster care. We helped to end the use of garbage bags for luggage in the foster care system.
2015 - 2017
*Christmas for those in need founder and Chair
Christmas drive to benefit Children in foster care through Brandon’s forever home, Veterans and their family through VA Hospital program Wilkes-Barre, and in 2016 Children’s Hospital.
*Chairwoman of Lake-Lehman Tree Lighting and night out with Santa
Started the first back mountain community tree lighting in 2015, ran it to 2016 and handed it off to Lake-Lehman Band in 2017.
*Chairwoman – Halloween at the Fairgrounds
Started a safe, free and fun place for kids to trick or treat. Thousands of children come each year, a huge success.
· Co-creator -Lehman Jackson Elementary safe student drop off path
Created a safe walking path for student drop off with Husband, Al DeAngelis, and donations from community and PTA
LSA (Gaming Grants)
· Started the campaign for a new firehouse for Lake Silkworth fire company and police supplies with School district active shooter training.
o Contact a board member Mr. Lathrop about a new firehouse once seeing how small and dangerous the location was. She drafted a request letter for him to the Township Supervisor and submitted the Letter. She campaigned for chance to apply for an LSA grant for the firehouse and was granted the chance to apply. She noticed the lack of proper equipment for our township police for dealing with an active shooter when talking with Chief Kocher, who was key in listing needs for his force and helping in finding the proper active shooter training course/instruction. After applying they were granted over $500,000.00 towards a firehouse and approximately $80,000.00 which she brought ALICE, active shooter training for the first time to the Lake Lehman school district, and supplied the Township Police Officers with a New Cruiser, active shooter ALICE training, a shield, helmets, vests, AR’s, and scopes to respond to a possible active shooter. All with an LSA grant.
o The following year applied for emergency road equipment for local Township road department.
2015 – 2016
· PA Environmental counsel grant
Wrote and received two years of grants for Back Mountain Food pantry gardens for orchard trees, plants for kids’ gardens, fencing and funds to pipe water to the irrigation system for the gardens.
· Atlantic Sunrise grant
Wrote and awarded grants for:
Police cameras in cruisers
Back Mountain EMA director’s jackets for on scene and safety
Lehman Jackson Elementary playground equipment for PTA
Road department salt shed addition for local Township
Luzerne County Fairgrounds emergency road equipment
2018 – Present
·Annual Charity Bingo Chair
Charity event to benefit Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center. The Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center is committed to the protection of all children who have become victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
1965 - 1969, Swoyersville volunteer fire hose company number one 202 - present, Resurrection of the Lord polish National Catholic Church chairman
2015 - 2019, Veterans multi Alliance Association
2017 - Present, VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre Nutrition department volunteer