Hi, I'm Shannon.
I love helping changemakers with their media and communications challenges so they can focus where they thrive -- making a positive difference in the community.
I feel fortunate to call myself a communications veteran, having held various roles over the last 12 years in print, online, and television media. My clients have included a mix of corporate and nonprofit, including Foodbuzz, CNN, EMS1.com, Film Arts Magazine, Community Health for Asian Americans, Edgewood Center for Children and Families, PEERS, Lifeportal, The Better Life Project, California Institute for Mental Health, SAMHSA, Center for A Course in Miracles, Weigh of Life, JCC of the East Bay, Jackie Rose Style, and Mena Mead Hair & Makeup.
I started out in traditional written communications after graduating from college. But with the rapidly changing media landscape, I made it a priority to stay on top of technical developments and how they changed how we communicate. While I started out as a writer and editor, I am now proud to say I am also a producer, designer, and media project manager.
I really love what I do, and it's even more fun to apply it to projects that contribute to the public good. I like to work with people who have fun with their work, embrace creative possibilities, and aren't afraid to push boundaries.
If you need some help on a project and think we might be a good fit, please reach out on the Contact tab.
I look forward to meeting you!
Journalistic/editorial writing (AP style)
Web project management
Video production (all stages)
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Bridge)
Final Cut Pro
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, 2007
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, 2007
University of California, Berkeley
Certificate in Graphic Design, 2011
Certificate in Digital Photography, TBD
Bay Area Video Coalition
Certificate in Graphic and Web Design, 2012
Certificate in Web Development, 2012
Certificate in Video Production, 2013
Certificate in Video Post-production, 2013