Shannon began at Salt Lake Acting Company in 2008 and has worn many hats here since then. She has been Associate Artistic Director since 2014. SLAC directing credits include MERCURY by Steve Yockey, readings of BURST by Rachel Bublitz, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN by Charly Evon Simpson, LAURA AND THE SEA by Kate Tarker and BLEEDING HEARTS by Steve Yockey, and assistant director on STUPID F*CKING BIRD and several years of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR. Directing credits outside SLAC include GIDION'S KNOT (Pinnacle Acting Company), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival), and a workshop of ON EVERY LINK A HEART DOES DANGLE; OR, OWED by Tim J. Lord (Kennedy Center). She's appeared on SLAC's stage in STAG'S LEAP, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR '09-'11, GO DOG GO!, and HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Shannon oversees SLAC's new play development programs, which have supported new work by writers including: Charly Evon Simpson, Steve Yockey, Chisa Hutchinson, Eleanor Burgess, Will Snider, David Kranes, Kathleen Cahill, Hilary Bettis, Dominic Finocchiaro, Winter Miller, David Jacobi, Hansol Jung, Kate Tarker, Troy Deutsch, and Jon Tuttle. Shannon lived in Washington D.C. from 2012 – 2014, during which time she worked in artistic development at Arena Stage, was a directing apprentice at the Kennedy Center, and was a company member with Flying V Theatre. She holds her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and her M.A. in Arts Management from American University.