Shannon has enjoyed wild lands and wild things for as long as she can remember. As a child, she was taught to appreciate the wonders of the West with her family on grand adventures. As an adult, protecting the last beautiful and undeveloped landscapes she loves took on a whole new importance. Joining Vital Ground in 2005, recognizing the importance of the mission and vision, was a natural fit.
Shannon lives north of Missoula with her husband Russ, and a couple of fuzzy critters. She loves spending time with her family and continues her explorations of wild places as often as she is able.