Elizabeth “Liz” Shannon retired from the Nantucket Hearth Division in 2020 after 26 years of service as a Hearth Captain and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She holds fond reminiscences of her career and private connections to the Island group the place she raised two daughters, served quite a lot of group organizations, and embraced a lifelong ardour of fishing.
Following a analysis of sarcoidosis in 2019, Liz was pressured to determine between her profession and her healthspan. She took the problem to go away a profession that she beloved, and pursue a more healthy, reduced-toxin life-style within the Monadnock area of New Hampshire. She strives to scale back the signs of her incurable sickness with as few conventional medicines as potential and embraces her new life-style with gratitude and acceptance.
Liz hopes to mentor others to find the rewards of service and pursues this purpose by educating EMT and CPR programs. As somebody who loves multi-generational connections, she can be a substitute elementary trainer and serves as a Lake Host for the NH Lake Affiliation. Liz volunteers with Casting for Restoration and the Harris Middle for Conservation. She is keen about spending time in nature, particularly fly fishing, mountaineering, and gardening. Moreover, she loves yoga, cooking, e book golf equipment, and touring. Her “glad place” is having her morning cup of espresso overlooking her backyard whereas watching songbirds, caring for her small flock of chickens, and taking her senior yellow lab Luna for a gradual stroll. Add in a go to from one or each of her daughters who stay in CO and RI, and she or he’s having the right day! Throw in a while on the river with a trout on the fly, and she or he’s in her model of Heaven.