A Utah native, Shannon holds her MA in Arts Management from American University in Washington, D.C. In her time there, Shannon worked in the Artistic Development department of Arena Stage and as Development Director for Flying V Theatre. While writing her thesis on new play development, Shannon was selected as a directing apprentice for the Kennedy Center's 2013 Directing Intensive: Developing the New Play. At American University, Shannon served as Executive Chair for the annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium – a day-long conference for young arts leaders from around the country, produced in conjunction with National Arts Advocacy Day. Directing credits include Pinnacle Acting Company’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE for the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival and SLAC's reading of BLEEDING HEARTS by Steve Yockey. Shannon has assistant directed and choreographed three years of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR and assistant directed SLAC’s production of STUPID F***ING BIRD. She will direct Pinnacle Acting Company's upcoming production of GIDION'S KNOT opening January 2017.