At the March 2023 board meeting, the trustees of the Riverside Alumni Association elected Debbie Sorber Rosch as the newest trustee. Debbie is a 1980 graduate of Riverside High School, and in 2019, became a member of the Riverside Hall of Fame. She is filling an unexpired term until the spring of 2024.
Debbie is a Product Manager for Labelmaster, a manufacturer or supplier of supplies related to the transportation of dangerous goods. This includes identification labels, signs, and placards, regulatory forms and software, and training on the various applicable regulations. Her role is in specifying new raw materials, costs and pricing, manufacturing specifications, and resolving quality complaints.
But it is beyond her professional role where her passion really belongs. Debbie is a member of the Burning River K9 Search and Rescue Team. She has earned certifications for several roles in the field, including crime scene preservation and management, hazardous materials awareness and trailing, and searching and human remains discovery, the later with the K9 dogs she raises and trains. Debbie is also a certified instructor and evaluator in these areas and teaches around Ohio and several other states.
The search and rescue work Debbie and her husband do is entirely voluntary, and they have been part of teams that have participated in over 15 searches and have always found the people they were looking for. Debbie has received many honors, including the 2009 Resolution from Madison Township for recovery of a missing Madison Township Woman and an award in 2010 as the Red Cross Hero of the Year (Lake/Geauga Chapter). She was Concord Township’s 2011 Citizen of the Year and also was recognized by the State of Ohio House of Representatives.
In the photo of Debbie, she is with her two K9s, Twist and Spin.