Member of the Month: Connie Shannon

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Where are you from?

Hmm ... that goes back to the ”way back" machine! I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and lived in Minnesota, North Dakota for many years until relocating to Bellingham with my husband, Gene.

What do you do?

I have owned and managed the Fairhaven Village Inn since 2004. Within the last few years, we built South Bay Suites and Galloway's Cocktail Bar.

While that part of my life can be pretty consuming, I also spend great times with my grandchildren and family. Since it seems traditional retirement is not in my plan, I tend to retire for chunks of time (preferably Kauai) for the month of February.

What is one fun fact about you?

Gene and I met in Montreal at the World's Fair in 1967. We wrote letters to one another, crossed the border only eight times to see one another, and were married in 1969. No email, Facebook etc … guess it was the real thing! This year we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

What’s your favorite thing about coming to BTTC?

It is so convenient, since I can walk to the club. My friend Shelley and I work out or do TRX yoga. The club is a welcoming place to be!

What’s the best piece of fitness or healthy living advice you have for others?

Listen to Robin and DO what she says!