As the manager for Indigenous Health and Diversity for Alberta Health Services in the Northern zone, Shannon understands the importance of strong public services and believes that all Albertans deserve access to high quality health care no matter where they live or how much money they make.
She has also been involved with the education system, having previously worked as the coordinator of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Programs for the Grande Prairie Public School District.
Named Grande Prairie community volunteer of the year in 2014, Shannon is an active community member. She is the Vice-President of Métis Local 1990 and has held numerous board positions including as the Indigenous and Heritage Chair of the 2018 Alberta Summer Games, Indigenous and Heritage Chair of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games Bid Committee, Chair of the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta and Co-Chair of the Grande Prairie Aboriginal Circle of Services.
Shannon’s family history in the Grande Prairie-Wapiti region dates back thousands of years. She is Cree, Beaver, Iroquois and Métis with Scottish and French heritage. Shannon and her husband reside in Grande Prairie with their two children.