Lawyer, The Shanahan Law Firm
>Life of the party or quiet and mysterious?
I don’t think I’m really the life of the party, but the friends keep calling, so I can’t be that bad.
>Books or magazines? I just love to read anything, period. I subscribe to BusinessWeek, but I also read Science, Scientific American and Popular Science — I love it. And of course, [author] Cormack McCarthy.
>Your best feature: My friends would say it’s my ability to put myself in other people’s shoes. Be able to relate, no matter what they’re doing.
>Your ideal date: It would be something nontraditional, creative, that would involve outdoors and maybe some art. It doesn’t have to be fancy.
>Three things you can’t live without: My friends. The continuing challenge that I have everyday at my job. And music: I listen to music in my car, at work, at night. I also play the oboe and the piano.
>How would your best friend describe you? Shannon would say that I was a really good person, and that I’ve always inspired her to be a better person. Hopefully she would say that she’s proud of me.
>How would your ex describe you? Ambitious and probably too smart for my own good. But I don’t agree with that!
>What would you do if you didn’t have to work? Try and change things in my community, rather than just complain about it like I normally do.
>What’s your favorite ... place on earth? The bluffs in Chapin Forest in Kirtland. ... way to relax? Go work out, read a really engrossing book, or do something with my hands, like cook. ... movie? I like “Fight Club.” I love Adam Sandler movies. I am a huge fan of old James Bond movies.