Shannon is one of the few in the industry who went to school knowing she wanted to do marketing in the AEC. Having worked in the industry since 2004, mostly in administrative roles, she transitioned to Marketing/BD in 2016 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from California Baptist University. Her work history gives her an eclectic perspective, from the owner, residential builder, public agency, GC, and now, subconsultant, where she is the Marketing / Business Development Manager at Design West Engineering, a MEP/Fire Protection/Commissioning firm that focuses on providing excellent service to every client. Shannon was instrumental in starting the SMPS Inland Empire Chapter after realizing the need for this organization in the region and helped assemble the team to make it come to life. Shannon and her husband are constantly surrounded by chaos with their two boys, ages 9 and 4, and the ability to have many simultaneous conversations with each “stakeholder” has served her well in her marketing role.