Shannon was first introduced to community—based work as an AmeriCorps VISTA working for a community development corporation in Memphis, TN, just south of downtown. That experience grew through subsequent positions, most notably as a program officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and as a project manager for the UrbanArt Commission, a non-profit that facilitates public art throughout Memphis neighborhoods. Along the way she also worked with arts organizations and voluntary disaster relief agencies. Shannon holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning and lives in Memphis, TN with her husband and son.
I am so thankful for the expertise Shannon brings to a project. She is flawlessly able to bring groups together, encourage collaboration, facilitate the process, and meet team goals all while strengthening the professional growth of the individuals involved. Our project would not be where it is without her guidance and support.
Director of Community Programs
Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being