Shannon believes in financial education as a pathway to personal empowerment. She ran a successful real estate business for ten years, working primarily with first time home buyers and small investors, frequently helping her clients utilize local home buyer assistance programs. She transitioned to the non profit sector in 2011 to advocate for affordable housing, after seeing many of her friends and family members displaced. She is a 4th generation Bay Area resident.
Shannon developed the Financial Services and First Time Homebuyer program at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and administrated Lending Circles- a credit building micro loan made in partnership with Mission Asset Fund. Shannon served as Vice Chair for Habitat for Humanity Family selection committee from 2013- 2014 and was on the Board of Directors for Homeownership SF prior to joining the team as staff.