Shirley Yvonne Letto was born and raised on Capstan Island, in Labrador, and currently resides in L'Anse au Clair. During the 1960s, Ms. Letto became a teacher and taught in Mary's Harbour and L'anse au Loup. She then became self-employed in the tourism industry and currently owns and operates a hotel in L' Anse au Clair with her husband and two sons. Ms. Letto volunteers in many activities in and around her community, some of which involve promoting the area as a tourist destination. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Letto held a Board of Governors appointment with the College of the North Atlantic, representing Labrador. Ms. Letto is currently involved with the local seniors club.