VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
9.72 kW System Owner
Shannon joined StraightUp Solar in 2013 as Director of Business Development to grow the company in Illinois. Today she directs StraightUp Solar’s Central Illinois office in Bloomington and serves as the Vice President of Development.
She also lives her passion for advancing the use of renewable energy by serving in the past as President of the Illinois Solar Energy Association and today as a Solar Ambassador in Africa and Nepal for WeCare Solar. WeCare Solar is a non-profit focused on reducing infant mortality by equipping off-grid medical clinics in developing countries with solar power for lighting and emergency communication.
Learn more about Shannon’s work with WeCare Solar and the story of how she added a solar system to her own Central Illinois home.
She is also a Licensed Professional Geologist with many years of experience in environmental consulting in Illinois. She holds degrees in renewable energy, geology, and geohydrology from Illinois State University, where she also took the court as a Redbird basketball player.
Shannon enjoys hiking and kayaking in the wilderness, and has a keen interest in innovative skills, concepts, and technology as they apply to bringing renewable energy and potable water to developing countries.