Shannon is from West Virginia and attended Bethany College where she graduated with a degree in Communications with a specialization in Electronic Media. While there, Shannon served as Secretary of Zeta Tau Alpha and worked for Bethany College’s television station as a reporter and lead anchor. She received her paralegal certificate from West Virginia University. In 2014, Shannon moved to Charleston and has been working in the legal field ever since. She resides in West Ashley with her dog Izzy Bella (whose claim to fame is that she made it to the Final Four in the Pooch Playoffs sponsored by Pet Helpers). Shannon loves football and never misses a Steelers game.