Shannon graduated from the University of Maryland in 2000 with a BA in Theatre Design and a focus in Stage Management. She has been with Corporate Apartment Specialists handling operations since June 2004. Although she has done extensive traveling she has lived in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area her entire life. After working in professional theatre as an Equity Stage Manager for 5 years Shannon transitioned to the corporate housing industry with CAS. She became a CCHP (Certified Corporate Housing Professional) in 2009. Shannon lives with her husband, two children, two cats and an African Grey Parrot in Northern Virginia.