Meet Your Neighbor: Lisa Shaffer
What have you been doing in the community lately? I just did the Womens Wellness fashion show. I got a lot of the community involved to come model because our theme this year was, Less stress for the holidays. Were all busy moms. I got some really good candidates to model and we dressed them up totally glamorous. What else are you involved in?Well, Bob [my husband] is the head football coach [at Truckee high school]. I help at the booth and the proceeds go to the football program. Bob started coaching since probably about 1995.Is your family a football family?Football is my husbands [game] its always been football. I could probably help him coach if I had to. I have two boys playing. [My youngest son] Pat is in Pop Warner. Hes a quarterback and always drawing up plays with his dad. Vince [my next oldest son] is a sophomore. Hes on the JV team. Hes played every position. If they need a job done, he will play it. Its fun to see [my sons] finally playing. So, you met your husband in high school?I met him when I was 14 and he was 16. We started dating and he was the captain of the football team. So weve been together ever since then, and football has been a big part of our life. We have four children. Two are married and we have three grandchildren. Theyre just a lot of fun. When and why did you come to Truckee?We came to Truckee in 90. We were going to stay here for the summer, Bob had an interview to teach in Vegas. His brother was here, so we came to visit and we never left. Why do you like Truckee?I like the people, the community theyre always there to help good or bad. For instance, we hosted a Canadian football team. Bob got it all set up to stay with different families, but he forgot to tell the Booster [Club] that we had to feed them. So then he called me and asked, Can you make spaghetti for 100 people? Pretty soon the moms heard and it all snowballed. Things like that, and I guess its just how they take care of all the kids because Pat and Vince were practically raised by the whole football team. So your sons go to Truckee schools, but you live in Reno?We love Truckee. And Bobs here as a teacher, and we know everybody.Why did you move to Reno?The housing market back then was really high. We were going to do remodeling at our house in Tahoe Donner, [but its expensive]. We sold our house in 2001 when the market was real good. And Bobs team is in the Nevada league, so all his meetings are based out of Reno. Its just a 30-minute commute. We moved almost seven years ago I cant believe it. But our heart is in Truckee. Were here all the time. Is it worth it to keep commuting?Absolutely. We got used to the drive. And for the kids, [their friends] are always going to Reno to Costco, or someones always going to the movies. Vince will be driving pretty soon. So hopefully I think hell be a good driver. And if theres a snowstorm, we have lots of friends here. My oldest son is here.The Sierra Suns Julie Brown interviewed Shaffer for this weeks Meet Your Neighbor. Please send suggestions for Meet Your Neighbor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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