Shannon comes to Nevada Volunteers as the Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer where she hopes to increase volunteerism in Nevada by helping organizations with capacity building through grants and training and technical assistance.

Shannon has over 20 years of experience in working with volunteers in the areas of recruitment, screening and placement, training & development, strategic planning, recognition, and retention.  Shannon spent the last 8 years at the American Cancer Society where she was responsible for the success of their volunteer led event called Relay For Life.  Shannon started out with Relay as a volunteer herself in Pahrump NV where she lives. She has also served as a Leader and Volunteer Coordinator for Girl Scout of Southern Nevada, started a Parent Teacher Organization at her kid’s school, and started the Food For Thought Program in Pahrump to feed kids who did not regularly have food in their homes over weekends.

Shannon’s greatest joy is spending time with her family and travel to new destinations.