Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Murray State University and a master’s degree in biology with an emphasis in ecology from Western Kentucky University. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience in wildlife biology, environmental and science education / interpretation, and writing / desktop publishing. In 2013, she completed the Xerces Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course, and in 2015, she completed the Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Native Plant Stewardship program.
Shannon is also an author and artist. Her love of nature and teaching about nature shows in everything she does. Her artwork is inspired by nature and life on the farm. Her writings focus on science, nature, beekeeping, and pollinators including a blog about Kentucky pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Shannon is also the webmaster for the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association and is active in the local beekeeping community.
Shannon loves working and playing on the farm. Some of her favorite farm tasks are taking care of the bees, being a duck-mama, growing pollinator-friendly plants, hiking through our woods, and leading creek walks for our nephews and niece. Feel free to visit Shannon’s website to learn more about her background, skills, and experience. Our Photo Albums have a few examples of her artwork.