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Have you ever had to reinvent yourself, because of the big changes in our local economy or in your personal life? Did you lose a job, go back to school, do things you never thought you’d be doing? What is that like?

ReInvention Stories: Shane Anderson

Shane Anderson
Shane Anderson

This week on ReInvention Stories we meet Shane Anderson, owner of Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Avenue in Dayton's South Park neighborhood.

In high school, Anderson dreamed of becoming a band director, which, he did. Anderson was a band director and music teacher for fourteen years. Most of that time was spent at Miami East High School and Vandalia-Butler High School. But he had another dream, of one day running a coffee shop. And he wanted to quit teaching before getting too burnt out.   

Since this story was first broadcast in May, Shane Anderson tells us he fell in love and moved to the suburbs. Ghostlight Coffee is celebrating its two-year anniversary next month.

This ReInvention Story was produced by Juliet Fromholt, Julia Reichert, Niki Dakota, and Sarah Buckingham.

ReInvention Stories is brought to you by WYSO and Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated – in collaboration with Zeega- with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Originally published May 15, 2013.