Shannon became a team member at Gramercy Mansion in 2016. With her diverse background in teaching elementary school and traveling, she brings a wealth of unique experiences as Assistant Manager, and helps to provide excellent customer service. Shannon is also a Wedding Officiant of Royalink Weddings, offering personalized officiating services to couples of all unions in the state of Maryland.
What is your background in the education field?
I taught grades K-6 in Canada for 18 years before moving to Australia and teaching grades K-3 for four years. After moving to Maryland, I decided to pursue my love for the wedding industry, especially from a bed & breakfast standpoint because I was ready for a career change. Gramercy Mansion provided me with the opportunity to use my creative side as I began this new journey.
Did you ever think you would become a wedding officiant?
Becoming an officiant wasn’t on my radar as I entered the wedding world, but quickly after my start at Gramercy, with support from Cristin, the opportunity was brought to me and I absolutely love it. Officiating felt like a natural next step, and from there Royalink Weddings was started. I will have achieved 50 weddings by the end of 2018, and I’m so excited to continue getting to know more couples and honoring their love. That’s what means the most to me.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy traveling, photography and ALL things pumpkin! Travel has always been an important part of my life, and also my family’s lifestyle, so I want to continue seeing new places. I also enjoy the opportunity to meet new people, and see what I can learn from them. We all have something important to share with one another.
Are there destinations on your bucket list?
Yes, I would like to visit more of the eastern coast of Canada. It is absolutely beautiful.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Midnight in Paris is without a doubt, my most-loved movie.
If I am visiting the neighborhood near Gramercy, which restaurants would you recommend?
In my opinion, you could never go wrong at Bluestone Restaurant in the Lutherville-Timonium area, or at Barrett’s Grill Restaurant in Hunt Valley.
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