Shannon, a Virginia Beach native, has been a member of the Running Etc. team since 2003. As a child, she loved playing basketball and soccer but was inspired to start running when her parents, Ally and Steve, joined the Tidewater Striders Running Club. Weekend races as a family developed a true passion for the sport. Shannon also dabbled in triathlons before attending Landstown High School, where she competed in cross country and track. In 2011, she graduated from William and Mary and returned to Running Etc. in a full time capacity. Shannon has since discovered the challenging world of ultrarunning and has her sights on completing a 100 mile race one day.