Shannon is a commercial fisherman out of Stage Harbor, working with her partner, Russell Kingman. Shannon has been an advocate for workers in the fishing industry since 2002 and a board member of Women of Fishing Families, a non-profit family resource organization, since 2007. She currently chairs the board of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, a community-based fisheries advocacy organization that promotes seafood justice in New England and beyond. Shannon’s personal and professional missions are one and the same: to promote the well-being and sustainability of fishing communities for captains, crew, families, shore-side businesses, and fish eaters all over the world!
In February 2018, she completed the Marine Safety Instructor Training with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, and has been a Coast Guard-certified fishing vessel safety trainer with Fishing Partnership Support Services ever since.