Marsha [Reis] Kotalac was born and raised on Nantucket Island. She attended Nantucket High School and graduated from Plymouth State College with a degree in Elementary Education. Marsha earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from American International College. Upon returning to Nantucket, she taught 3rd and 4th grade at Nantucket Elementary School from 1974 to 1983. That same year, she debuted The Nantucket Sportslocker on Main Street—a retail establishment she owned and operated for more than two decades. Following The Sportslocker’s success, Marsha turned her retail vision toward Nantucket Memorial Airport, operating Nantucket Airport Gifts until 2012. Marsha has served on numerous boards including The Nantucket Bank, Nantucket School Committee, and Community Foundation for Nantucket. Through her retail business proprietorship, Marsha has been a longtime supporter of local Island charity events and programs such as Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Nantucket Junior Miss, Nantucket S.T.A.R., and Blooming Bids Supporting Kids. Recently retired, Marsha enjoys lunches with her mother at The Sea Grille, bicycle rides on Tuckernuck, and walking the beaches of her beloved winter home in Anguilla.