Before Pavlinec had her children, she worked in geriatrics in many capacities. In her last position before becoming a full time mom, she was as a Director of Regional Sales and Marketing for an assisted living company where she oversaw 18 facilities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. “I really enjoyed the work especially spending my time with residents and their families,” said Pavlinec. While starting her own family, she also went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Certification in Special Education so that she can work with children.
But of all her activities, being a mom is Pavlinec’s number one priority and fuels her passion. “Having children is what set me on this path,” said Pavlinec. “My two children, Alexis and Luc, remind me everyday of how blessed I am and how important it is to help other mother’s in need. I am trying to teach that spirit of giving back to my children as well.”
Helping others seems to run in the family. Pavlinec’s husband, Ken, is a Physical Therapist who owns “Hands On Physical Therapy with locations in Toms River and Lakewood. Claire, Ken, Alexis and Luc currently reside in Jackson.
“I thank God every day for the blessings in my life and I am humbled to be able to help others,” said Pavlinec. “I love sharing my story and my journey so that I can inspire and teach others how important it is to give what you can. I hope to write a book one day about how easy it is to give back and how by giving, you get back more than you can ever imagine. I live by a quote from Mother Teresa that says, “It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them.” I believe this is true . . . that we should put love into all that we do and our lives will be blessed with love in return. There is no greater gift.”