Brinn Sullivan

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Hi. My name is Brinn and I'm an Exeter mom but I have lived all over the Seacoast. I have spent the last 16 years working in the Recreation biz. Currently I manage the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center and the Portsmouth Holiday Parade. Before Portsmouth, I worked for Rochester Recreation & Arena...Some of your children might have been taught to skate by me! I started my career in Boston at the New England Aquarium and pretty much love all animals. In my free time I volunteer for the Marine Mammal Rescue Team at the Seacoast Science Center. Originally from Cape Cod, I moved to New Hampshire in 1999 and live in Exeter with my husband and 4 children. As a full time working mom of 2 daughters and 2 stepdaughters, I juggle work, family and an ever growing schedule of activities for our household. In addition to my children, I also live close to my parents and thankfully they provide Grannie-Uber service on a daily basis. Follow me at @brinnieloohoo on Instagram to learn more about my #forrealmama journey and struggle with sweets.

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