“More than just another networking group”. FRWRC WIN is open to all the women in our community. It was founded on the concept of women lifting each other up, through meaningful connections, opportunities to learn from one another and shared interests. We hope you will join us.
Guest Speaker: Shannon Moeck
National Park Service – Park Ranger
CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:30 – 1:00 PM
Team Waller “Open House” (213 E Main St, Front Royal – next to Daily Grind)
Shannon Moeck is a Park Ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP. After attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and spending a decade in Pittsburgh, PA as a music promoter and retail manager, she was ready for a change. She moved back to the Shenandoah Valley and started attending Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA. Her passion for history was reignited when she took a World Civilization history class. Shannon joined the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove staff as a seasonal hire during the Parks inaugural season of interpretation in 2010. Having completed her dual degrees the Spring of 2013, she is now a full time permanent ranger on the team. Currently her responsibilities include interpretation, Volunteer manager, webmaster, social media coordinator, research, and assisting in helping develop this park.
She will share her non-traditional journey to becoming a Park Ranger. The twists and turns that finally led Shannon from Pittsburgh back to the Valley, through a divorce and ultimately to LFCC. One professor, Jonathan Noyalas was a critical contact for getting on with the National Park Service. Finally, she will share what the Park is (which is partially in Warren County) and how Shannon’s role there as a Park Ranger has been part of the development of the Park. One of her passions is spearheading work on the enslaved of the Valley in collaboration with our Key Partner Belle Grove.