Roger grew up in Pine Island, FL. His family was one of the first families to inhabit Pine Island. His family is deeply rooted in the local fishing community. He graduated from Mariner High and went on to pursue his passion for baseball by playing with the South Florida Braves. Roger underwent a full hip replacement surgery in the winter of 2002. Just three months later, at the age of 25, Roger became the second player with that surgery to ever play professional baseball when he signed to play overseas in Brussels, Belgium.
Roger graduated from Mariner. He has his BA in Educational Studies and went on to acquire his master’s degree in business at Liberty University. He is currently pursuing his Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Roger is an accomplished business owner, philanthropist, and community leader. He is a member of the Lee County Republican Executive Community. He also served on the financial advisory committee for Lee County Schools. In addition, he was honored to be chosen as a goodwill ambassador of Haiti in 2013.
In 2013, Roger Lolly founded IICDF to eliminate the significant barriers to employment, civic involvement, and social inclusion for more than 56 million Americans with life-altering disabilities. Roger is now focused on removing any barrier that might hinder an individual’s right to employment. Roger’s belief that “every person, disabled or not, deserves the right to genuine job opportunities, dignity in their work, and fair pay”.
Roger Lolly is a dedicated member of the Republican party. Roger and wife, Kristen have five children, Zoe, Lilly, Lenon, Ivy, and Phin, all of whom attend the Lee County School System, where wife Kristen worked as a teacher. They love Fort Myers and are pleased to have their children grow up here locally as they did.