Name: Pamela Rose
Where do you live? Montclair
When did you move there? I moved to Montclair in 2000, and I remain happy here 20 years later!
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Maplewood, and we moved to South Orange when I transitioned to high school.
How do you make a living? I’m an award-wining realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NJ Properties in Montclair, earning a Circle of Excellence Sales Award in 2018 and 2019. Whether it’s a first-time purchase, right-sizing, down-sizing, or finding a forever home, I work tirelessly with my clients to fulfill their vision of home ownership and wealth building.
Everyday passion? Simply stated, to do good and make a difference every day.
Coffee, tea or …? Black coffee, tea with honey and lemon, and water all day long.
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? An adventurous time spent kayaking down the Delaware River, or indoor skiing with my 11-year-old daughter at the American Dream mall. You may also find me exploring quaint towns down the Shore, doing a bit of window shopping then meeting up with friends for a meal – usually Thai.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? I love a small restaurant with a flavorful menu selection. There’s a delicious spot on Bloomfield Ave. right across the street from my office called Cocina Candela – their specialty is Puerto Rican cuisine. I also love Saveur Creole on Grove Street.
What’s on your nightstand? The Bible and other spiritually inspired reads, plus some business magazines like Realtor Today, and the most recent issue of Extreme Terrain Off-Road Outfitters, for Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts.
What are you listening to? Audible. It’s always on in my Jeep when I’m driving between appointments. I like listening to memoirs narrated by the author, like Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.
What are your current indulgences? Learning to play the acoustic guitar, horseback riding lessons, and kayaking.
What talent you would most like to have? I want to be a mind-reader. It would really come in handy with my profession.
What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? Now, if I shared it with all of you, what kind of Secret Keeper would I be?
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That something I said, did, or modeled through my life’s work and activities helped shift my family and friends closer to their own divine purpose in life.