HI, MY NAME IS… Charlotte Shaff
I’VE LIVED IN NORTH CENTRAL PHOENIX, ON THE CUSP PARADISE VALLEY, FOR 10 YEARS AND LOVE IT BECAUSE… of the mix of people, small businesses, schools, and older homes.
A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… working out at Back Alley Gym, meeting clients or working at home, supporting our boys’ school, trying to figure out what to make for dinner, and watching the progress of my garden in the backyard.
MY FAMILY IS… everything to me. I am a proud #MomOfBoys and adore my husband.
ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… sunshine. Good thing I live in Phoenix!
MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY… Can’t Buy Me Love. Eighties movies about teen life are so much fun.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… like Angela Bower in Who’s The Boss. I’m pretty close, as I own my own PR business.
THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT… I doubt you’d ever catch me at karaoke, but if I had to, it would be “Sweet Thing” by Mary J. Blige
THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… my husband. Sometimes I call it nagging, but he is my partner in life and we keep each other on our toes.
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… jokes by my sons. They are getting quite witty with their words!
THE PERFECT DAY… includes a nap, eating out at a locally owned restaurant for at least one or two meals, cuddles with my boys and husband, watching football (either live or on TV), and scrolling social media for inspiration and entertainment.
MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… Project Roots AZ. The nonprofit based in south Phoenix nourishes and educates communities in need by promoting a healthier, natural, and more sustainable way of urban living. Get a produce box delivered to your door, attend their free yoga or kids gardening classes, or volunteer in the gardens with them! Other favorites include Camp Patrick, a nonprofit that helps kids with spina bifida attend summer camp and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Phoenix because all kids can benefit from a great mentor.
MY LIFE IS… better than I ever hoped for.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… breast cancer. It taught me that life is not perfect, who my real friends are, and to be grateful for every day on earth.
MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… an entire summer touring the countries of Europe.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED… Kill ‘em with kindness.