Jim and his wife Diane became part-time Ocean City residents in 2003 and moved permanently in 2012 from Moorestown, NJ. Diane is a special education teacher in the Southampton, NJ school district. Jim, a registered architect, retired from a career with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in 2012. He is also a retired Army Corps of Engineer Colonel with a 28-year active and reserve career. They are parents of two sons, a Virginia Tech engineer and a Penn State meteorologist who live outside D.C. and Boston respectively.
In addition to OCCA, he keeps busy as a volunteer with Historic Cold Spring Village and the Humane Society of Ocean City. He is also a Community Emergency Response Team volunteer and an amateur photographer.
Marty and his wife Diane moved full time to Ocean City in August 2009. Both are retired, Diane as a School Psychologist with the Ewing Public School District, Ewing NJ; Marty as President of M&A Associates Inc., an independent engineering consultant firm. They have one daughter, Allison who is married and has two children, Lucas and Matthew. Marty remains active in Ocean City not only with OCCA, but also as Secretary for the Utility Advisory Commission and Chairman of the Environmental Commission.
Gerry, his wife Susan and family have been coming to the Jersey Shore for more than 30 years. They are the parents of two great kids, both recent college graduates. Gerry has more than 28 years in the Information Technology field. More recently, he has joined the Board of a few regional and national organizations and mentors high school students for the organization Chester County Futures.
Bob & his wife, Wilma, visited friends over the years in Ocean City several times, and learned to like it. Upon his retirement from Exxon Mobil Research & Engineering in 2000, they purchased a condominium in Ocean City and found that they were spending more time here than their permanent home in north Jersey so, in 2005, they decided to make OC their permanent home. Bob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a licensed professional engineer with the state of New Jersey with over 40 years of experience, including ongoing part-time consulting.
Robert Barr has lived in Ocean City just about his entire life. He graduated from Ocean City High School 1999. He graduated from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a degree in communications in 2004. Robert also serves on the Utility Advisory Commission for the city of Ocean City and is a member of the board of Directors for the Ocean City Exchange Club.
In his free time Robert enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends vacationing, and is also an avid sports fan.