Shannon was born in Wyoming, but began traveling the globe with her family at an early age. Their travels took her to North Africa for 4 years and to South America for 2 years. During her tenure abroad, she trekked extensively throughout 24 countries, being captivated by each unique people, culture, and language.
Shannon has 20+ years of Customer Service Management and Administration experience in the corporate world and recently graduated with honors in 2015 from CSU Global with a BS in Corporate Communications. She is also a single parent of two amazing kids and it’s her son and his multiple diagnoses which brought her to the disability community.
She sits on numerous State committees, commissions and boards, and is an avid mentor, trainer, and advocate. Her current focus is Health Policy, specifically centering on Medicaid, State Waivers and Home Health Care issues. Her passion is systems advocacy surrounding health equity and social justice issues, and ensuring families have equal and appropriate access to services across all state systems.