Shannon moved to Inuvik, NT in 1996 to work with the Gwich’in Tribal Council after completing a masters in Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba, and has not looked south since! For the past 25 years, Shannon has built an exemplary reputation working and communicating in a wide variety of northern contexts: from small groups in community settings to addressing senior government officials and industry representatives. Shannon is currently working as a consultant from her home in Yellowknife where she and her husband are raising their two children.
Shannon is the longest standing member of the Northern Youth Steering Committee, and has been instrumental in helping NYL to ground itself over the last nine years helping to lead the charge to build the organizational requirements that have made NYL a success, including considering different staffing models and staff remuneration, the development of a governance / leadership model that reflects Indigenous ways of knowing and ensuring a commitment to strategic planning. Shannon looks forward to continuing to work with this fabulous team of folks and northern youth!