Saturday, July 30, 2022

Carling Shea Mott, Nickelodeon Production Manager, Passes Away, Aged 28


Mott, Carling Shea, - 28, of New York City, passed away in a bike accident going to work in Times Square at her dream job as a production manager for Nickelodeon. Born and raised in Ocean City NJ, Carling graduated from OCHS in 2012 where she excelled in tennis, lacrosse and competitive sailing. She attended prestigious Syracuse University's Newhouse School where she pursued a degree in TV, Radio and Film, graduating in 2016.

While at Syracuse she was the TV director for Syracuse University, Citrus TV. She was a tour guide and made many lifelong friends while attending Syracuse. She did a study abroad in her junior year in London and made good use of traveling during that time visiting Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Berlin. Carling went to NYC to pursue her career and was hired by Nickelodeon.

She loved it there and looked forward to going to work every day. She made many good friends and coworkers who she cherished every day. It was a fun place to work and she loved every minute of it. During the Pandemic, she was briefly hired by Genetworx as a manager in charge of setting up covid protocols for TV production sites. Carling was described as a ray of light. "Every room she walked into instantly lit up". She left Genetworx to follow her dream and return to her Nickelodeon family, where she rose to become a production manager. She loved her job!

Carling is best defined by her love for life, and family. She loved NYC and the Upper East Side where she lived. Weekends with friends were spent watching football and basketball games at the Stumble-Inn. She loved every part of the city, attending concerts, Broadway shows, and great restaurants with her dearest friends. Last fall she completed the New York Marathon with her roommate Meghan and loved every minute of it. She was recently training for the Chicago Marathon to be held in October.

Carling loved Ocean City and spending time with her family. She loved to bring her friends to the beach and her home on Waterway Road where she enjoyed beach time, bay time and boat time with her family and friends. Finally, she had a special love of nature and watching and following the Osprey Nest across the bay. She looked forward to their arrival in March and couldn't wait to watch the hatchlings being born and learning to fly.

She is survived by her bereaved parents, James and Janice Mott of Ocean City. Her special Grandmother, (Mimi) Georgia Miller of Somers Point, and her best friend and the love of her life Nick Ross of NYC. She also leaves behind her Aunts and Uncles Joel, (Linda), Jennifer (Gerry), Jessica (Chris), Jefferson, Barbara (Gerry) and many cousins and many dear friends. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Greate Bay Country Club. The family invites you to visit from 10:00 a.m. until the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the NJ Osprey Project at 2 Preservation Pl, Princeton NJ 08540. Condolences may be left for the family at

Published by The Press of Atlantic City from Jul. 29 to Jul. 30, 2022; Via

R.I.P. Carling Shea Mott

OCHS grad killed in New York

Carling Mott, 28, was killed in a traffic accident near her home in the New York borough of Manhattan on Tuesday.

The daughter of James and Janice Mott of Ocean City, she grew up in that community and graduated from Ocean City High School in 2012.

According to several reports, she was riding her bicycle on East 85th Street when she fell off and was struck by a tractor-trailer. The driver was not charged, and it is not clear why she fell off.

Mott attended Syracuse University and worked as a production manager at Nickelodeon.

“My heart goes out to the family and many friends of Carling Mott, who died this week in a tragic bike accident in New York City,” Mayor Jay Gillian stated in his weekly message to residents Friday. “Carling was a 2012 Ocean City High School graduate with a promising career as a television production manager. She loved Ocean City and her new home in Manhattan and lived life to its fullest.”

The crash had previously been reported in the New York Post and the Ocean City Sentinel.

The accident took place on a one-way, three lane road to the east of Central Park. There is no bike lane on that street. An advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives, faulted the city for failing to provide adequate bike lanes, and said 142 people have been killed in crashes citywide this year, including 11 riding bicycles.

Mott’s death is being mourned by many in Ocean City, with one of her friends on social media describing her as “human sunshine.” Mott was planning to run the Chicago Marathon this year, using the run as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Her obituary said she excelled at tennis, lacrosse and competitive sailing in high school, and completed the New York City Marathon last year. She studied in London for a year, at which time she visited Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Berlin.

“Carling is best defined by her love for life, and family. She loved NYC and the Upper East Side where she lived,” reads her obituary.

A celebration of her life is planned at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point at noon Monday, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m.


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