Shannon grew up in Kearny, Arizona. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Construction Management and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership with a Project Management emphasis.
Upon graduation, Shannon worked in the construction industry in Flagstaff for 9 years for Kitchell Contractors at the Flagstaff Medical Center campus. From 2011-2016, she worked for APS in Community Affairs, working with various communities and organizations throughout the state. In 2016, Shannon began working at NAU as the Community Relations Director. In 2017, she joined the University Events team as Associate Director.
She enjoys spending time with her two children, relaxing with friends, golfing, volunteering, traveling, and listening to music.