Shannon Talton, CTRS
Director of Recreation
Shannon is from North Carolina, where she graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy and a minor in Psychology. During college, Shannon also became a certified dog handler through the Paws4People organization in Wilmington, NC and her golden retriever dog, Todd, became a certified Social Therapy dog. Soon after graduating in May of 2016, Shannon took her exam to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Shannon is proud to officially begin her career here at Bethany, where the friendly atmosphere makes her feel right at home. Her social therapy dog, Todd, comes to work with her and is adored by all dog-loving staff members and residents, he has even been deemed Bethany’s unofficial mascot. Shannon loves being able to bring joy to the staff and residents through a variety of fun activities.