Rosemarie Ortiz spent 14 years as a municipal prosecutor, where she prosecuted matters under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor License Act, Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, and Municipal By-Laws. Before she started prosecuting, Rosemarie spent over 20 years working in both private and public legal environments in areas of civil litigation, small claims court, real estate, family, and Landlord and Tenant matters. Rosemarie joined Mohawk College in 2000, as a part-time continuing education instructor. In 2014, Rosemarie transitioned to full-time professor and program coordinator for the Paralegal Program. She is known for her dedication to the paralegal profession, the paralegal education program, and the success of her students. From 1990–1992, Rosemarie also independently owned and operated a franchise commercial business. Rosemarie is working on completing her Bachelor of Education at Brock University. She is currently a licensed member of the Law Society of Ontario.