Lamoille Restorative Center volunteer, Suzie Shonio, has been part of LRC since 2012. She has been serving on reparative panels for over 10 years. Prior to working with LRC Susie sat on the Waterbury panel through the Montpelier CJC. We asked Suzie to tell us more about herself.
Here’s what she told us:
What motivates you to be part of the work of LRC? What’s the most satisfying part of the work you do at LRC?
My motivations to be part of LRC is to help people. My most satisfying part of the work would be to see one person change to better themselves and our community. I also enjoy all the people that work there and the volunteers. Such caring individuals. It is an honor to be part of it.
What do you do for your work and play?
I have been employed with M. Parker Agency, LC for 33 years as an insurance Producer/Office Manager. My play time, which is very limited, would be being with my husband Chris Shonio and riding our Harley.
What is a “little known fact” about Suzie Shonio you’d like to share?
For a little over six years I have worked hard to save animal’s lives that are on kill lists. In 2017 I decided that I would not be stopping anytime soon so I formed a 501(c)(3) a non-profit canine rescue, Shonio’s Safe Haven, Inc. We pride ourselves in saving animals that are on kill lists. Our focus is the seniors, medical or special needs, fear aggression and that precious soul that will die because they need the space. We also have two programs that we take great pride in : Senior to Senior and Vets to Vets. We waive the adoption fee for any senior and anyone that has served our country if they qualify through our application and home check process.
Many thanks Suzie for all your years of service and support!