I love my staff. We have had many of the same faces at Valley Sports & Spine since the beginning. Their dedication and knowledge are an integral function of the clinic and I am finally getting around to writing about them on the blog.
A recent addition to our Medical Assistant position is Shannon. Shannon recently graduated from VT and is now in a Masters Program with an ultimate goal of Public Health work. She has a passion for Africa and desires to work in West Africa where the Ebola outbreak is exploding.
She recently completed the Eagle Man triatholon with three generations of her family, her mother and grandmother in a team named TriGenerational. Their team placed 2nd in the relay division. Her mother swam for 1.2 miles, her grandmother biked for 56 miles, and Shannon finished with a 13.1 mile run. Shannon called the experience “Awesome!” and looks forward to more races with her family.
Her family has always been into competing and exercise. Shannon’s grandmother, who was born in 1939, has competed in the Iron Man triathlon at least 5 times and stars in her own Spinning training videos. Shannon has been a competitive swimmer since 5 years of age and participated in District and Regional swimming competitions in high school. She admits she likes the competition more than the practice, and always try to beat her best time in any given sport.
Shannon has an upcoming 1/2 marathon and continues to swim and run regularly. She wants to master bicycling next so she can compete in triathlons, like her grandmother.
Good Luck, Shannon!