Lawton, Oklahoma to Great Falls, Montana
Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Phil Procopio
From a dining room table overlooking Big Sky Country, Shannon Pippin oversees the service department for Pippin Brothers, a thriving plumbing and heating company in far-off Lawton, Oklahoma.
So far she’s making it work with phone calls, emails, FaceTime, and a monthly trip to see her family and meet co-workers face to face. “It would be harder if I had to deal directly with our eighteen service techs, but we have a great team…I help match the right technician to the job, supervise the website, and work on our expansion into Texas.”
Shannon is more comfortable than she expected to be, working from home—though sometimes she has to commandeer that dining room table for a few days at a time.
With a boyfriend who has shared custody of his 16-year-old twins—and an active role in the Great Falls Homebuilder’s Association, Shannon is warming to local social life, fitness, and family fun.
Though Shannon enjoys cozy nights in snowy northcentral Montana, this warm-weather transplant is already excited to see the first signs of spring.