Shelton has never shied away from hard work. Especially in the early days of her career, she was almost always the only woman on a job site or in the shop. “I wasn’t fazed by it. I never felt out of place or like a spectacle,” she says, conceding that “I used to get asked to prove myself a lot.” She’s now firmly beyond that stage. Yes, she still “absolutely has had both contractors and employees say things to me that I know they would never say to a man. But I think that’s true of any woman at any job.”
Gabrielle Shelton has worked on countless commissions for The Turett Collaborative.
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