While Shannon originally hails from Kansas, she went to school at Northern Arizona University, and lived in Scottsdale for three years before moving to Oregon.
Shannon and her husband, Phil, "rain bird" between Oregon and Arizona. They truly love spending time in such a beautiful place with Shannon's mom, Carolyn, and their two cockapoos.
Shannon's bilingual children's book, The Little Saguaro, was published by the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in 2008.
"Being back in the desert has rekindled my creative side and I'm excited to meet others with similar art interests. My mother has also been revisiting her extraordinary talents as an artist, and together, we are having a blast!"