Shannon serves as Thread Capital’s senior program manager. She leads programs to strengthen entrepreneurship and expand access to capital for small businesses in North Carolina. Shannon earned her MBA from NC State in 2017, focusing on entrepreneurship and marketing because she believes in the power of business to make a positive impact. Prior to that Shannon earned a master’s in public health from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a focus on community environmental health, and worked at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Originally from Eastern NC and with family all over the state, Shannon is happy that her winding career path has led her to a place where she can serve North Carolinians every day. Shannon lives in Raleigh with her husband and their new daughter… and their dog, two cats, and five chickens. When she’s not at work or at home cuddling her baby girl, she’s probably at the gym lifting weights.