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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. 



Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Shannon spent two years (2004-2006) working in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, as IRIN News' (formally with the United Nations) primary freelance journalist. She traveled throughout the country to cover various humanitarian issues, including the genocide in Darfur and the spread of HIV/AIDS. She provided accurate and compelling coverage of anticipated and spontaneous news.

In 2007, Shannon moved to New York City and wrote for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency focused on reproductive health and human rights. While working for UNPFA, Shannon's reports on humanitarian crises, including those in the Pacific Islands, Dominican Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal, played a critical role in raising awareness about support for women to ensure the health, security, and well-being of families and communities.

In early 2007, Shannon established a contract with Fifi Oscard, a renowned NYC literary agency. Shannon worked closely with her agent, Carolyn French, to develop a book based on her experiences in Sudan. Throughout this process, Shannon's ongoing struggle with drug and alcohol addiction worsened, and as a result, she lost the contract.
Today, Shannon is a multiple-time award-winning grant writer, raising nearly millions in funds for US-based addiction recovery organizations. 


Shannon found long-term recovery on January 4th, 2011, and works as Marketing, Communications, and Development Consultant for Addiction Recovery Organizations worldwide, including for Recovery Africa in Ghana. She has also supported Faces & Voices of Recovery projects in Washington D.C, Generation Found Film, Lost & Found Recovery, Recovery Communities North Carolina, Spirit Works Foundation in Virginia, Lost & Found Recovery in Minnesota, and many more. Through her expertise, she aims to provide affordable and innovative growth campaigns to help organizations expand their reach and facilitate a positive conversation around America's crisis.

For the New Advocacy Recovery Movement – a social health movement consisting of millions of recovery community members and government leaders - Shannon works to affect public and private policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction, as well as barriers to sustaining long-term recovery. She is a motivational speaker on 'Creativity in Recovery for Optimal Health and Well Being' and 'Multiple Pathways of Recovery,' speaking at and emceeing for various conferences annually.

In 2015, Shannon was selected by Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis, to act as the Utah State Captain for the first-ever national recovery rally (called the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally), which took place in October 2015 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. That same year, she self-published her first book, No Tourists Allowed: Seeking Inner Peace & Sobriety in War-Torn Sudan. She has been consulting for Recovery Community Organizations and non-profit organizations since 2014. 

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