TAPinto.net  is pleased to announce that Pat Sharkey and daughters Kaitlyn Sharkey and Erin Coxen have franchised TAPinto Stafford and LBI, covering Stafford Township and Long Beach Island.

Pat Sharkey has lived in Stafford Township since age 16.  He is married to wife, Patty, and will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this July.  Pat was one of the founding pastors of King of Kings Community Church in Manahawkin, where he served for almost 20 years.   Pat has embarked on a new career in high school education, where he has served as an assistant principal at Atlantic Christian School.  He has been in public school education, serving as Social Studies teacher and Dean of Discipline at Trenton Central High School  He continues to serve as part time pastor of the Southern Ocean County Church of Grace and Peace, currently meeting in Barnegat, NJ.  Pat has served as Founding President of the Stafford Township Basketball Association and has run community basketball leagues in Stafford for many years. 

"I am excited to be working with my daughters on TAPinto Stafford/LBI.  It is a great way to serve our communities.  This is an exciting opportunity to continue to serve Stafford and LBI in this unique manner," Pat said.

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Kaitlyn Sharkey is a life long resident of Manahawkin. She graduated from Southern Regional High School in 2013 and is currently attending Ocean County College where she will soon graduate with an Associates Degree in Business, while attaining a 3.9 GPA. Kaitlyn has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys being involved with the community.
"I am very excited to serve the community through TAPinto because I love the Stafford Township and Long Beach Island area and have lived here all of my life," Kaitlyn said.

Erin Coxen is also a life long resident of Manahawkin.  She graduated from Southern Regional in 2005 and continued on to graduate with a degree in Special Education and English from Liberty University.  Erin is very involved in the special needs community and enjoys doing things to help others.  She is a new mom to daughter, Amaya, and wife to husband, Javon.  

"My passion for the community and for helping others makes me very excited to be a part of TAPinto," Erin said.    

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