Shannon was first drawn to Nepal as a college student. During that time, she felt a connection with the Nepali people, spiritual traditions and landscapes; a connection that impacted her so deeply that she later settled in the Kathmandu Valley for fourteen years. In that time, she worked as an Instructor and Program Director with Dragons in Nepal, Tibet, and India developing systems and curriculum to maximize student engagement and learning outcomes. Following her time in the field, Shannon helped to steward Dragons accredited college programs on three continents. She also facilitates cross-cultural trainings for organizations and schools in the US to support them in the training, assessing, and mentoring of their staff. Her roots with Dragons run 15 years deep.
Currently Shannon is Co-Director of Adult Programs at Dragons. In this role, she designs and implements the same type of profound and transformational cross-cultural experiences for adults that Dragons has offered for students for 25 years.
Shannon lives in Boulder, Colorado with her partner, Tim, and their two children. In her free time, you can find her exploring the folds of the front range, finding places to dance, and creatively designing clothes and spaces for her family. She is a certified yoga instructor, an aspiring naturalist, and a lover of all things wild.