Nancy Shanks started Summit Public Relations in 2016, after retiring from the Colorado Department of Transportation as its public relations manager for the Western Slope. A graduate of Durango High School, she attended Fort Lewis College, ultimately earning degrees from CU-Boulder.
While not a practicing musician, Nancy grew up playing the piano and singing in school choirs, while her husband, Robert, can hold his own on a guitar. Fortunately, they managed to pass their music appreciation on to their daughters. Mallory, a Stillwater Music alum (vocals, violin, guitar) graduated college on a full-tuition scholarship for violin (music CAN pay for college!); and Raeden plays the guitar and ukulele.