In addition, Shannon has achieved certification as a functional nurse-nutritionist and holds several certifications in the following specialty areas: holistic nutrition, environmental toxins, and holistic stress & anxiety management. Shannon's clinical experience includes the following medical/surgical areas: cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, orthopedic, oncology, trauma, special care ICU, urology, gastroenterology, psychiatric mental health and women's health.
Prior to becoming a nurse, Shannon founded an orthopedic patient care facility in 1992 (Orthopaedic Services of Paducah, Inc., "OSP") and served as president and CEO for 17 years until she sold the company to PhysioCorp (Physiotherapy & Rehab Services) to pursue other interests and life goals.
After her decade-long journey with undiagnosed autoimmune disease Shannon was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, and Pernicious Anemia. Because of what she went through and what she experienced in her own health, she is passionate about helping other women with their health so that they do not have to suffer the way she did.
Shannon serves as a volunteer nurse educator for the LDN Research Trust-England and on the advisory board for HeyHashi.org (previously HashimotosAwareness.org)
Shannon's new book "Hashimoto's R&R" is scheduled (revised) for release February 2019.