Shannon is the Church Administrator for First Baptist Church of La Grange. Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Saint Xavier University.
Prior to working for First Baptist Church of La Grange, Shannon managed and created youth, school, and family programs in her position as the Youth and Family Programs Manager at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. While at the Trust, she oversaw the development of an outreach database of 4K+ teachers and administrators in the Chicago area. Utilizing that database, she coordinated the marketing of programs and professional development workshops through Constant Contact e-news blasts.
Shannon also worked for Clique Social + Design and the Sugar Beet Food Co-op. While with Clique Social + Design, she managed Clique's Twitter account, wrote blog posts for clients, created market analysis reports, requested and edited testimonials from clients, and coordinated Clique’s calendar.
Shannon loves volunteering. Since 2012, she has volunteered for the Sugar Beet Food Co-op, a grocery store in Oak Park that opened in the summer of 2015, by managing their Twitter account and helping with events. She currently lives in Palos Heights with her significant other, Ronak Patel, a local private dining chef and cooking instructor.