Shannon holds a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg. Her planning work focuses on community-based, collaborative decision-making and planning that incorporates traditional knowledge. She has experience supporting projects on ethnoecology and traditional knowledge studies, Indigenous Protected Areas, and community-based research, in rural and remote communities across Manitoba.
Shannon is a long-time gardener and is a contributing author in Food Studies: Matter, Meaning & Movement and the 2023 edition of The Prairie Garden. In her spare time, you can find her skiing with her husband, making pottery, or on long walks in nature with her two dogs.