A Minnesota native, Shannon earned her generals at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and her B.A. in Theatre from University of Northwestern-St Paul. She works as a tech manager at Minnehaha Academy and Phoenix Theater and a freelance lighting designer in the cities. Her experience also includes sound production, projection design, installation art, acting, and theater education. Previous companies include Candid Theatre, Minneapolis Comm. and Tech College, Theatre Unbound, Lakeshore Players, Shadow Horse, Haunted Basement, Borealis Dance, Open Window, Torch Theater, Stepping Stone, and Dangerous Productions.