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Getting to Know: Jenn Sheppard


It's coming to that time of year when Jenn Sheppard is everywhere, from singing at Christmas Daddies to performing in a wide of stage productions over the holiday season.

She loves to entertain and her family, husband Stephen Muise and son Jordan, often share the stage with her.

Name: Jenn Sheppard

Age: 42

Occupation: Radio deejay/graphic designer/professional musician

Home: New Waterford

Birthplace: Sydney

Family: Married with two sons, ages 22 and 12.

What talent would you most like to have? Step-dancing.

Coffee or tea? Coffee. Not consistently, but I'm sure I'll be addicted soon.

What is your favourite food? Turkey dinner and spaghetti and steak and chicken and fish and sweet potatoes and ....

Favourite movie? "The Godfather" (all parts).

Favourite book? Haven't read a book since I got an iPad. But I devoured every Stephen King novel before technology ruined my ability to lose myself in real pages.

Favourite music? I love all music (except today's Top 40), but old time rock 'n' roll always puts me in a great mood.

How do you spend your leisure time? What's leisure time?

What is your pet peeve? People who are rude and self absorbed.

Which trait in people do you most admire? I love naturally funny people. I admire quick wit.

What is your motto or favourite saying? "You gotta do what you gotta do."

What is your favourite thing about Cape Breton? I have many favourite things but the people of Cape Breton are pretty awesome. You don't appreciate it until you travel.

What is your favourite place to travel? Without sounding pretentious (hopefully), I've been to Hawaii, Jamaica, Las Vegas and Cuba. Still, nothing compares to The Georges River Spa and Retreat, a.k.a., my husband's authentic family log cabin.

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