Sheila Rollins was born in Detroit Michigan. She moved to Boston in 1978 and subsequently to New Hampshire and Maine.
Sheila has had many different jobs and careers over the last 40 years. She earned her flight instructor’s rating in 1989 and operated an introductory aviation program for women called, “Women With Wings” for three years. She worked as a freight pilot for a UPS subsidiary. Sheila loves flying and still teaches flying (in her spare time!) in Lewiston and Fryeburg, Maine.
Sheila worked in the restaurant business in Boston for 5 years which eventually led her to Bethel, Maine, where she opened “Miller’s Inn and Bakery”. Her most satisfying achievement in the food service business was her restaurant, “A Fine Kettle Of Fish”, on Sebago Lake in Maine. She was the owner/manager and chef for ten years before deciding in 2008 to focus solely on catering, which she continues to do.
At the tender age of 52, she went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Mental Health and is currently a mental health counselor (LCPC) in private practice in Bethel, Maine.
Sheila joined Rotary in 2006. She served as Club Interact chair for two years and as President of her Rotary club, Bridgton Lake Region 2008-2009. She was an Assistant Governor of District 7780 for three years and is also a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Sheila was the Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Nigeria, 2013. In 2013-14 she was the District’s New Generations Chair. She is District Governor of District 7780, 2015-16.
She ran for the Maine House of Representatives and still participates in local politics.
Sheila and her husband, Merrill, who also is a Rotarian, enjoy dance, flying, skiing, hiking, and travel. They live at Scribners Mills in Harrison, Maine at the site of an historic water-powered sawmill with two dogs, four cats, and two goats.