Becky Turland grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan called East Jordan, a place best known for a company called East Jordan Iron Works which manufactures manhole covers, storm drains, and infrastructure access products used worldwide. It brings her a sense of comfort to see the East Jordan name on access covers in many places she’s been and even here in Petersburg, almost 3,000 miles away from her hometown.

As an only child, Becky was lucky enough to be able to travel a lot with her parents and grandparents, often on the back of a motorcycle. She loves to travel and looks forward to many more family vacations with her own kids.

Becky started working in the customer service industry as a teenager, holding down multiple jobs at a time in the summers, developing her strong work ethic that can be seen today. She attended Baker College of Muskegon (MI) where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, concentrated in Hospitality and Sales. During college, she was a resident assistant and worked for several restaurants to pay her way through school. 

She arrived in Petersburg in June of 2003 to be near her parents. That July, Becky and her parents bought Northern Lights Restaurant and ran it for multiple years adding “Rooney” to the name. Needing insurance and a “long-term plan” Becky started working for the Borough at Parks and Recreation and Mountain View Assisted Living as the Food & Beverage Manager.

In 2014, Becky made the transition to Petersburg Mental Health Services and learned a great deal about behavioral health and fell in love with the prevention and non-profit world. In 2021, Becky joined the Petersburg Medical Center team as a Community Wellness Specialist. She has enjoyed her position immensely and has been honored to help build and grow the new department that does a lot of positive prevention and wellness work within our community.

Becky also spends a lot of time volunteering including the local Little League and Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department for over a decade, along with other clubs and boards. She has a son (Cayden, 10th grade), two daughters (Jozlyn, 6th & Etolyn, 5th grade) and two doodles who all enjoy the great outdoors that our community has to offer. Becky looks forward to continuing her prevention work and doing positive things for our community while instilling these values in her children as well.