Shannon is a wordsmith, storyteller, and PR / social media pro driven by the desire to make a positive impact on the planet. Originally from Colorado, she earned a Bachelors in Marketing from the University of Denver before she traded in snowboarding for the beaches of San Diego. Shannon’s love for writing is what led to her career in PR and communications, mastering that art of strategic storytelling while working for various companies committed to the greater good. In early 2016, the travel bug got the best of her and she took off for a year and a half “jobbatical” in Southeast Asia where she directed PR for a Singapore-based luxury travel company while writing for a digital travel magazine. When she’s not working, she can typically be found at the beach, in the dance studio, or planning her next adventure abroad.