Shannon started her career working as a part-time dog bather while in college. That introduction to the industry led her to attend grooming school over the summer and would put her on a successful career path in pet styling spanning more than 25 years. Shannon is involved with purebred Yorkshire Terriers and Bichon Frises and not only shows them, but was a past member of the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America (YTCA) and an active member of the Bichon Club of America where she is also a club-approved ringside judge and mentor. Additional grooming titles include Certified Master Groomer with the NDGAA, she is a member of Groom Team USA and is on the Board of Directors for Groom Team USA. Shannon has used Andis products since her start in the industry and she credits them for not only making her job easier, but helping her to become the groomer she is today. She gives back by teaching online and in-person seminars throughout the U.S. as well as offering private tutorials for new groomers entering the industry.