Shannon is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She graduated with an associates of fine arts degree in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). Shannon is responsible for paperwork, answering phone calls and other administrative tasks at the Walthill office. In her spare time Shannon loves to bake and spend time with her siblings and nephew Malcolm. She also enjoys writing poetry, plays and non-fiction along with dabbling in performing arts.