Shannon started working in the theatre department while she was a student at Merced Community College in 1998. She received an Associate Degree in Electrical / Industrial Electronics in 2000. Upon graduation she worked with a General Contractor rewiring and remodeling homes in the central valley along with keeping her Stage Technician job at Merced College. In 2003 she became the new Stage Technician at CSUS. She has five great kids Julie, Jessica, Joshua, Jasmine, and David.