Director of Commercial Sales
Shannon joined StraightUp Solar in 2013 as Director of Illinois Business Development to assist with growing the company in Illinois. She also lives her passion for advancing the use of renewable energy by serving as President of the Illinois Solar Energy Association and as a Solar Ambassador for WeCare Solar, 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.
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.