Hi SVP Partners!
My Name is Shannon Gaines and I joined SVPAZ about a couple months ago because I wanted to get more involved in the community and meet new people. I also strongly believe that giving back makes such a meaningful and important impact in the lives of others. As a Partner, I truly want to help make a difference in our community by helping nonprofits be successful and achieve their mission. I am lucky that I have achieved so much in my life and I want to help others find the same success.
I am a marketing and public relations professional and started a consulting firm called Capital Gaines PR in 2008, but I’m beyond thrilled to announce that I just joined one of SVP’s incredible Investees, BLOOM365, as their volunteer development and marketing director. I’m also serving on the Communications Committee for SVPAZ.
If I only had a $1 to spend, I would give it to Bloom365! Day six of their seven doses of the “Bloom It Up” prevention curriculum, I heard and saw some extremely heartbreaking things, including encountering a student who wanted to take their own life and the person who abused them. It’s causes like BLOOM365 that can help save a life. I was there and I witnessed it! I want to help put an end to this horrible epidemic of abuse!
I am very passionate about many causes and consider myself a caring person. I don’t like seeing people or animals hurt, so any types of abuse prevention, shelters, organizations, and educator programs are all things I care about.
I married my soulmate Graham Gaines in 2005, who has two older kids Tweedie and Ebersole that I absolutely love to pieces! My obsession, however, is with my two miniature dachshunds, Barney and Thelma Lou named after the Andy Griffith show. Something I think is so cool and intriguing – I am sixth generation Arizonan. Yes, cowboys and Indians!
Besides my obsession with my wiener dogs, I absolutely love running and coffee. I’m training for my 15th half marathon in January.
As a keen running enthusiast my motto is, “keep moving forward – not just running, but life in general!”
Welcome, Shannon! Thanks for diving in and contributing.
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