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My goal is to help your organization to thrive so you can support and empower our recovery community members. The prices for my services are based on your annual budget. 



Shannon, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, has had an extensive career in journalism and advocacy. From 2004 to 2006, she worked as a freelance journalist for IRIN News, a subsidiary of the United Nations, based in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. During her time there, Shannon traveled throughout the country, reporting on various humanitarian issues, notably the genocide in Darfur and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Her coverage was both accurate and compelling, encompassing both anticipated and spontaneous news events.

In 2007, Shannon relocated to New York City and began writing for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency dedicated to reproductive health and human rights. Her reports on humanitarian crises, including those in the Pacific Islands, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal, played a crucial role in raising awareness and support for women's health, security, and the well-being of families and communities.

During this time, Shannon also established a contract with Fifi Oscard, a renowned literary agency in NYC. Working closely with her agent, Carolyn French, Shannon aimed to develop a book based on her experiences in Sudan. Unfortunately, her ongoing struggle with drug and alcohol addiction worsened, leading to the loss of her contract.

Today, Shannon is a highly accomplished grant writer, having received multiple awards for her work in raising millions of dollars in funds for addiction recovery organizations in the United States. Her journey towards recovery began on January 4th, 2011. Currently, she serves as a Marketing, Communications, and Development Consultant for various addiction recovery organizations worldwide, including Recovery Africa in Ghana. Additionally, she has provided support to projects such as Faces & Voices of Recovery in Washington, D.C., the Generation Found Film, Lost & Found Recovery, Recovery Communities North Carolina, Spirit Works Foundation in Virginia, Lost & Found Recovery in Minnesota, among others. Leveraging her expertise, Shannon aims to deliver affordable and innovative growth campaigns that expand the reach of these organizations and foster a positive conversation around America's addiction crisis.

As a key member of the New Advocacy Recovery Movement, which encompasses millions of individuals in recovery and government leaders, Shannon actively works to influence policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels. Her focus is on reducing the stigma associated with addiction and overcoming barriers to long-term recovery. In addition, she is a motivational speaker, addressing topics such as "Creativity in Recovery for Optimal Health and Well-Being" and "Multiple Pathways of Recovery" at various conferences, often serving as an emcee.

In 2015, Shannon was chosen by Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to tackling the addiction crisis, to serve as the Utah State Captain for the inaugural national recovery rally, known as the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally. The event took place in October 2015 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. That same year, Shannon self-published her first book, titled "No Tourists Allowed: Seeking Inner Peace & Sobriety in War-Torn Sudan." Since 2014, she has been providing consulting services to Recovery Community Organizations and non-profit organizations

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