Shannon first attended the University of Texas at Austin before graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a BS in PT in 1994. She is also a licensed massage therapist, has owned her own practice, and is presently a member of the American Massage Council. Her areas of interest include the foot and ankle as well as the cervical spine. She enjoys cross country skiing, cycling and yoga. Shannon resides in Lansing with her husband, Todd, and their new baby daughter.