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When there is a need in our schools, or organizations like the Fallen Officer Foundation or the Special Olympics, you will always find Mari Rossi’s name as a major contributor. The mountains that she moves are endless with her generosity and her powerful and positive influence that she brings just by walking onto a room is legendary. Chances are, there are already things that you have benefited from due to the generosity of Mari, without even knowing.

You can’t have a list of Positive Women of Influence without Mari Rossi’s name on it. You just can’t. She is a TOP 10 Positive Woman Influencer for 2024.

Before coming to Scotts Valley, where did you live?

I was born in Santa Cruz and raised in Felton.

What brought you to Scotts Valley and how long have you lived here? 

My father was a teacher at Scotts Valley Jr High School. I bought my 1st home in Hidden Oaks in Scotts Valley in the 80’s and raised my family here. Both of my children got a wonderful education at Scotts Valley Schools.

What do you love most about living here and what motivates you to do what you do?

I love our sense of commUNITY in Scotts Valley and strive to keep it inclusive and family friendly. I also love volunteering at the middle school on weekday mornings.

I am so honored to be included with all these exceptional women!