(Shelbie is pictured with Cali, who was adopted in April, 2018).
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX Shelbie Koch moved to Hampton Roads courtesy of the Navy in the spring of 2012 after graduating from Norwich University. Growing up in Texas, country dance halls were Shelbie's weekend go-to, but it wasn't until college that she had her first taste of ballroom dancing during a group lesson prior to the annual Regimental Ball. It was actually at this same lesson her sophomore year that Shelbie met her husband Ryan! And they were inseparable from the get-go. After two long deployments, Shelbie is enjoying the slower pace of shore duty with Ryan and their rescue kitty, Bagheera. Outside of work, Shelbie and Ryan enjoy dancing, hiking, kayaking, and lots of coffee dates.
Shelbie would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support in this endeavor. Some extra special thanks you to Apricot Lane Boutique for their generous donation to the VBSPCA!