The Tierno Family lives in Marlton, NJ. Kathy is a marketing associate with Mondrian Investment Partners in Philadelphia. Carmen is the President of New York American Water Company in Merrick, NY. Emily is a full-time student majoring in Nursing at Penn State University in University Park, PA. Andrew attends Cherokee High School. The Tierno family’s roots in the Long Beach Island region began in the 1980s when Kathy’s family bought a house in Beach Haven West. Her love for the bay, boating and water skiing, was passed along to her eventual husband, Carmen, and two children, Emily and Andrew. Their first connection to the beach was through Co-Founder Carmen Malatino and “Gramma Beaches” on 21st Street in Ship Bottom where they were introduced to one hell of a crew including Co-Founders David Caldarella and Tim Hall. The Tierno’s now spend their free time in Surf City, NJ. Always active in their communities, the Tierno Family were the founders and directors of South Jersey’s preeminent 4th of July 5K race, the Marlton Mayor’s Cup, for the past 10 years. Carmen was also co-founder and longtime director of the New Jersey fundraising arm of international charity, Water for People, raising more than $150,000 annually through an active volunteer committee. Now “retired” from these well-established organizations, the Tierno’s look forward to focusing their community efforts in the LBI region through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.