My Experience

My Background

I retired from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as the communications manager for its Western Slope regions after 19 years of service. I thoroughly enjoyed working with CDOT project contractors and their public information managers to provide timely and accurate information to community members, media, government agencies and elected officials. A great deal of my work at CDOT also involved crisis communications management, events planning, technical writing and strategic planning. Prior to CDOT, I was a communications coordinator for Bonfils Blood Center in Denver; a writer/editor for a publishing firm outside of Chicago, which specialized in college career guides; and a writer/assistant editor for the CU Boulder College of Engineering publications office. I have produced several public safety videos--writing scripts and coordinating talent, video clips and editors--working well within the parameters of strict deadlines and very low budgets. My first video for CDOT, "Highway to the Winter Zone," won a 1998 Telly Award. 

- Nancy Shanks, Owner

SIx Walls Interior Design
Photo courtesy of Cecilia Weyman


                                 Six Walls Interior Design

                                Photo courtesy of Cecilia Weyman


Recent Project Representation

US 550/US 160 Connection South Design Build Project, Durango

US 160 Towaoc North Passing Lanes

US 50 Delta West Reconstruction

US 50/US 550 Montrose ADA Ramps

US 24 Leadville - Mountain View Drive Signal

CO 141/CO 145 Slickrock & Redvale 

CO 145 / US 550 Deep Patch & Wall Repairs

CO 145 Telluride to Placerville Improvements

CO 145 Deep Creek Passing Lane

CO 92 Gunnison River Bridge Design

CO 13 Rio Blanco CR 5 N/S Reconstruction


Marsha Porter-Norton for County Commissioner 2020

Kim Baxter for City Council 2019

Melissa Youssef for City Council 2017

Six-Walls Interior Design Project Profiles