Shannon is an Okie transplant from Dallas, Texas. She moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma City University where she earned her B.S. in Entertainment Business and M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership: Arts Administration. In fall of 2020, Shannon was inducted into GenNext Under 30 class and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She has volunteered with many organizations since moving to Oklahoma City, such as Oklahoma City Ballet, Allied Arts, Daughters of the American Revolution, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. As a life-long dancer and lover of the arts, Shannon is very excited to be joining the Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation as its first Director of Development. In her free time Shannon enjoys quilting, visiting museums, reading, and playing with her sassy cat, Frijoles.