Tannen is an unusual name. People who know me sometimes call me Tan, TanTan or just T; I’ve also been mistakenly called “Shannon” and even “Cannon”. I prefer Tannen, but I will answer to almost anything.
I was born in Savannah, GA, in an Army tent. I was there until we moved to Utah when I was almost 5 yrs old. So, yes, I still say “Y’all” and “Fixin'”, and have even been known to say, “Are Y’all fixin’ to go somewhere?” I attended school here in Utah, then took off to live and work in Oklahoma City, OK, and Charlotte, NC. It’s a long story – ask me sometime. I’ve been back in Utah for decades now.
Why start DETS? This clinic is Tim’s dream (Dr. Graham), and I am committed to creating a clinic that focuses on wellness, not illness. We are a good tag-team. He covers the medical side, and I cover the operations.
First, I am a Gemini, so I always have 2 or more answers. My favorite color right now is Orange but our company Teal is a close second. Tim’s said it matches my eyes. I have a few favorite meals. First, Tim is an excellent cook, so I am a little partial to his cooking. Sushi, pasta, and ramen like Singapore noodles are neck and neck for my favorite foods, depending on the day.
I love Marco Island, FL, and the stone crab claws with mustard sauce they serve there. Heck, I like anywhere with a beach. The silly thing is I never go “into” the water. Not the swimming pool, lake, or ocean. I will hang-out alongside it or in a boat, but I never go into the water. [Is this TMI?]
I’m a huge sports fan, mostly football, and basketball. I love and support the Utes. I even turned Tim into a fan. I am an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and support Tim’s Browns (unless they are playing the Cowboys!)
When you see me at DETS, please say “hello” – I may not be a medical service provider, but I keep all the key systems working that enable our team to ensure you the best possible visit. Tannen