The most important phone call I made during the planning of the Bucks County Covered Bridges Festival was to Furia Rubel. Their plan was meticulously formulated and implemented in a logical, step-by-step process. Their expertise, professionalism, attention to detail and media contacts have been instrumental in making the event a huge success. Perhaps just as important, their dedication, willingness to "get involved" and enthusiasm for my event have impressed me greatly.

~Wayne Siefert, Event Founder and Organizer
Bucks County Covered Bridges Festival

Furia Rubel Team

Furia Rubel Team

Rose Strong - Office Administrator

 

Rose Strong joined Furia Rubel in 2012 as the office administrator. She serves as the glue and the gatekeeper – fielding telephone calls and web queries, handling scheduling, managing the day-to-day office matters, drafting newsletters and press releases, proofreading, and a host of other responsibilities.
 
During her tenure at Cedar Crest College, Rose found her calling as a writer where she wrote a column on LGBT issues in the college newspaper, The Crestiad. She has served as a writer for The Bucks County Herald for which she covered municipal meetings, features and local news. Among a wide-range of topics, Rose discovered her niche as a writer about dogs and her articles have appeared in Fido Friendly magazine, Dog Fancy magazine, The NEPA (Northeastern PA) Journal and Urban Farm magazine among others.

Active in her local community, Rose is an appointed member of the Springfield Township Historic Commission and former chairperson of the Springfield Township Community Day for which she handled marketing and publicity, managed volunteers and became a community liaison. She is a member of the Springtown Volunteer Fire Company, where she assists with fundraising efforts. Rose is also the organizer of the Upper Bucks County Food Swap, a club where those who enjoy food share what they make with others.

Rose enjoys a plethora of life experiences. She has worked in the culinary industry, elder-care food-service, greenhouse production management at an organic farm, customer service for a major health insurance company, administrative support to a department chief at a Lehigh Valley hospital, and as a freelance writer and culinary arts teacher.

While working full-time, Rose attended Cedar Crest College as a Lifelong Learning student. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in studio art in 2005. Ten years to attain the goal of wearing a cap and gown, she had experiences in college she couldn’t have had otherwise and is a vocal proponent of higher education for mature students. 

Rose’s concentration was printmaking and artist books with some experience in acrylics, jewelry making and mixed media. According to Rose, art isn’t necessarily about the finished piece; it’s about what it takes to get from conception to completion. Creativity and problem-solving are often one and the same. And a problem-solver she is. 

Rose shares her life and home with her partner and their many four-footed and feathered companions in Upper Bucks County, Pa.

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