Our dedicated Coordinator Shannon’s love of the Maroochy North Shore community began over 20 years ago when her family moved to the area and Shannon was a student in the very first Grade 6 class for Pacific Paradise School . As a long term resident of the area and mother (now to 3 young boys!) passionate about finding ways to better the community she loved, Shannon became involved in the Pacific Paradise Progress Association as their Vice President. Undertaking a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Community Services has allowed Shannon to apply her skills into a number of community projects prior to the centre's opening. Shannon then joined the steering committee for the North Shore Community Centre and was an integral part of the planning, design and vision for the new centre.
Shannon was elected as Coordinator by the committee to run the centre on their behalf and on behalf of the community in 2011. For the past 5 years, with the help of the management committee, community mentors and the community development officers of the Sunshine Coast Council, Shannon and her team of volunteers have tirelessly created, implemented and maintained all systems, procedures and policies for the smooth efficient running of the centre. Shannon currently manages over 40 regular classes and hirers, various activities, programs, projects, events, fundraisers and more that now form part of our vibrant and busy centre.