Hello everyone! My name is Shannon Pagel and I am the new Recreation Program Director here at NHNRC and I am so excited to meet all of you!

My career in healthcare began in 2001 as a housekeeper. By 2002 I was a CNA and in 2004 an oral medication technician. In 2007 I graduated with my LPN. This new chapter in my story, being a Recreation Program Director was brought on by the need I saw for smiles and laughter, my love of fun, and dislike of boredom. 

I am what I would call a hobby enthusiast and there are few things that I don’t enjoy. My favorites are making crafts, gardening, sports, music, dancing, reading, and writing. I love giving people “the business” about their sports teams, and I also love getting the business returned! My home is in Waverly, where I live with my husband, Robb and our Rat Terrier, Sasha. Robb and I first met at the age of 10, went to High School together, then reunited and got married in 2019. Our dog, Sasha, has been in my life for 18 years this month.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and spreading lots of smiles!