Shannon Griggs

Paul Wellman

Shannon Griggs

Shannon Griggs

ANOTHER TWO YEARS IN PARADISE: Friendly and quick to smile, Shannon Griggs is a recent addition to The Independent‘s advertising staff. Time is flying and she’s having funGriggs has already been here for more than a month developing her style and design skills. The Westmont College grad has been back in S.B. for a few years after some hometown time in Santa Cruz. A unique fact or personal anecdote? “Hmm, I’ll just make something up!” she said. “I’m a semi-pro full-contact tandem freestyle walker,” she claimed. How sillylooks like Griggs’s creativity is intersecting with her love of what she calls “manly sports.” She’s big on soccer, both playing and watching, football, and Ultimate Fighting. And she truly did discover a unique talent the other day at El Capitan Ranch: Apparently, this cowgirl’s quite the skilled lassoer.

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