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Green Lion Realty-Sarasota, Charlotte & Manatee county's

Posted 01-20-2011 at 05:10 AM by SoFLGal
Updated 01-20-2011 at 11:16 AM by SoFLGal

Hi there and welcome to my page! My name is Shannon Moore AKA SoFLGal and I’m the Broker/Owner of Green Lion Realty. I was born and raised in SW Florida and have lived in every county that I service-Manatee, Sarasota & Charlotte counties. My family has lived in the area for over 100 years. We know the area very well and have gone to the schools, shopped in the stores and fished the local waters. My mom and I are partners in real estate and got licensed the same day. She does most of the showings and handles the contracts. I answer many of the emails and phone calls. I’m married and we have three girls. If you’re looking to buy or sell in the area shoot me and email or give me a call. I’d be happy to answer any questions. Here is little bit more about me.

Local schools I have attended:
Bradenton Academy, Bradenton (Manatee county)
Anna Maria Elementary, Anna Maria Island (Manatee county) My father also attend and was one of the 1st classes in 1948.
Prew Preparatory School, Sarasota
Booker Middle School, Sarasota (Performing arts program for art)
Venice Elementary (Sarasota county)
Westwood Academy, Sarasota (Sarasota county)
Fielding Academy, Sarasota (Sarasota County)
Sarasota Vo Tech, Sarasota (Sarasota county)
Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota (Sarasota county)
Englewood Elementary, Englewood (Charlotte county)
LA Ainger Middle, Englewood (Charlotte county)

Schools my kids have attended:
Pine View School for the Gifted, Osprey (Sarasota county). My oldest from 4th-12th and my middle daughter from 2nd-7th.
Island Village Montessori School, Nokomis (Sarasota county)
Toledo Blade Elementary School, North Port (Sarasota county)
International Montessori Academy, Venice (Sarasota county)
Achievement Learning Center, North Port (Sarasota county)
Venice Elementary (gifted program) (Sarasota county)
Laurel Oaks Academy, Port Charlotte (Charlotte county)
Florida Virtual School
Suncoast Home schoolers (SW FL)

Places I’ve lived:
Longboat Key (Manatee & Sarasota county sides)
Anna Maria Island (Manatee County)
Bradenton Beach (Manatee County)
Bradenton (Manatee County)
Lido Key (Sarasota County)
Sarasota (Sarasota County)
Venice (Sarasota County)
North Port (Sarasota county)
Englewood (Sarasota & Charlotte county sides)
Port Charlotte (Charlotte county)
Little Gasparilla Island (Charlotte county) Only accessible by boat.
Boca Grande (Lee County)

Previous employment:
Sarasota Sherriff’s Dept for many years (Sarasota county)
Island Village Montessori School(Sarasota county)
County Grapevine Newspaper. (SWFL) I co-owned with my mom. It was an online and print newspaper that had information about local festivals, concerts, dancing, dining, rodeos and other local events.
Loose Caboose Restaurant, Boca Grande (Lee County). Loved that job. You gotta try their homemade ice cream.

A few other interesting facts about me and my family:
Our oldest daughter is an art major and will be attending an art college in the fall. She enjoys Ringling and many of the other local art galleries. Her work can be seen in art shows throughout SW FL. A real outdoor kid, our middle daughter is on the nationally acclaimed Sarasota Crew rowing team: http://www.sarasotacrew.org/ , has been involved in soccer many years and also enjoys skim boarding and photography. The littlest has been involved in gymnastics and soccer. My husband is a building automation specialist for Tampa Bay Trane and is assigned to Sarasota Hospital much of the time.

Both of my parents have attended the local schools as well. They both graduated from Manatee High School and they attended University of Florida in Gainesville. They also both attended Manatee Junior College (now FL State College). My father graduated with a degree in journalism and my mother a degree in English.

My parents owned the Islander Newspaper on Anna Maria Island back in the early 1960’s and sold it to the New York Times in 1980. My father later returned to start the Island Sun Newspaper on Anna Maria Island and sold it a few years later. Since selling his newspaper in the mid 1990’s he has worked as a newspaper reporter and the executive editor writing stories about local war veterans for the Suncoast Media Group, which includes newspapers in Charlotte, Englewood, North Port, DeSoto and Venice. He is also currently writing war stories for the Library of Congress- Living*History « War Tales

My mother taught at Brookside Middle in Sarasota County and designed most of the curriculum for Sarasota county Schools at the time. She has also worked for the Suncoast Media Group, The Boca Beacon Newspaper on Boca Grande, taught GED classes at Sarasota Vo Tech, co-owned the Country Grapevine Newspaper and owned her own limo service. She also owed, Flamingo City Cafe, in downtown Sarasota.

My brother lives in Port Charlotte and was previously in the Merchant Marines and building trades. He now owns Green Leaf Worm and they produce worm castings and natural pesticides for your garden. If you’re interested in gardening the natural way check out: http://www.greenleafwormfarm.com/

We lived, for a while, on a barrier island only accessible by boat. I had my own boat at 10 years old and would spend much of my time fishing, crabbing and shrimping off the waters of Little Gasparilla Island.

My grandfather, Tom Moore, was one of the premier aerial photographers in the US. He began during World War I photographing from the air. In 1925 he shot the Cross FL Barge Canal. During the 1930's he did the photographing for the Tennessee Valley Authority which eventually consisted of 26 hydroelectric dams throughout the SE US. He and my grandmother purchased a home on Anna Maria Island in Manatee county in the mid 1930's.

My maternal great, great grandmother owned property in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Venice. She had a motel in Bradenton in the 1940’s. My maternal grandfather graduated from KMI (Kentucky Military Institute) which for years in the 1920’s and 30’s had their winter head quarters in downtown Venice, now Venice Center Mall. Venice Center Mall is on Tampa Ave on the Island of Venice.

My family has enjoyed living in SW FL for over a century and we think you will too!

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    Posted 05-31-2012 at 09:47 AM by amarvin amarvin is offline

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