Shirley started out as PRO for a major shopping center before moving into the media environment at Republican Press as Promotions Editor for main-line publications. After a stint as Below-the-Line Account Executive for an advertising agency, went freelance handling projects, events and PR retainers for a wide variety of clients, including sailing and sporting events.

Shirley has an adventurous nature and a natural affinity towards people. Her two daughters never cease to inspire her and keep her young at heart. Varied interests include travel, cooking, entertaining and sport. In her spare time you will find her outdoors sailing, swimming, running and spending time by the fire listening to music with family and friends.