Shannon and David Pursley are ‘living the dream.’ Or at least, they’re living the adventure, pulling up stakes in Colorado, buying a business in which they have no experience and moving to the island.
Over the next few weeks, the Inquiring Iguana will pass along episodes from the reality show that has become their life.
Shannon’s a VI veteran, having lived on St. Thomas for 20 years. She’s held a number of positions in advertising and marketing, on STT as well as the mainland including a stint with Francis Ford Coppola’s winery in Napa. She also spent three summers as a chef on board a charter fishing yacht in Alaska. David’s a life long Coloradan with experience in international shipping, which came in handy when they packed up to make the move.
The Pursleys are the new owners of the gift shop/gourmet market on the grounds at the Gallows Point Resort. The business was listed for sale almost three years ago, and this winter they closed on the deal.
Before they had opened the doors, Shannon wrote friends back home, “We make time each day to go swimming and relax a bit since once we start working there will be limited time for this.”