Shannon serves as Thread Capital’s director of operations. She leads Thread’s processes and systems, continuously evaluating performance and seeking opportunities to improve and grow Thread’s mission 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, marketing, and analytics 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 hard-working North Carolinians every day. Shannon lives in Raleigh with her husband and their three kids… and their dog, two cats, and several chickens. When she’s not working or parenting, she enjoys gardening, home projects, and lifting weights.