Shirley is a fifth-generation native Texan who grew up in Austin, and now lives in Round Rock. Shirley recently retired after working over 40 years as an administrative and legal assistant for large law firms in Austin. She helped her mother, step-mother and mother-in-law with the complicated healthcare, nursing and general aging issues they each faced in their later years, and now wants to put her retirement and knowledge to good use by helping other seniors facing the same kinds of challenges. Shirley has one daughter, and is the proud grandmother of two grown girls, and the great-grandmother of two lively little boys. Shirley serves on the board of a local non-profit that supports active-duty military and their families, and is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Round Rock.