Allisen Trotter, a Sales Support Manager for Marine Ingredients, has held positions in various industries including retail, travel, and accounting throughout her career. Allisen’s experience with domestic and international travel highlighted the importance of an individual’s ability to communicate and compete across economic and cultural boundaries. She believes school experiences should foster this invaluable life skill, and she and her family have long been proponents for education reform that accurately reflect the needs of today’s society. In 1978, her aunt was one of the founding members of only one of two independently-run, licensed (non-religious based) private schools operating in Monroe County today (the second being Summit School of the Poconos).
Allisen served as a member of the COTA (Celebration of the Arts) Board of Directors and the COTA Advisory Board, volunteering for the organization for a total of thirty-eight years. Her family’s rich musical background (step-father, Phil Woods and father, Terry Trotter) serves as a shining example of why arts and creativity are critical components of education. She brings these experiences with her, along with her knowledge of accounting, to the Summit School of the Poconos’ Board of Directors. She is also a founding member of the school.
A native of Burbank, California, Allisen moved to Delaware Water Gap in 1978. She still resides there today with her husband and their son, Chase.