Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon
Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, inspirational speaker and veteran advocate who has over 27 years of experience in the fields of business, social work, business, community development, leadership, ministry, collaborations, workshops, seminars and singing. She is a honorably discharged disabled U.S. Army veteran who has served her country for eight years including in the 1990-1991 Desert Storm/Desert Shield Persian Gulf War I. She attended Grand Valley State University where she studied Psychology and earned a Bachelors degree in 1996. In 1999 she created and since then managed her own non-profit youth development organization that serves the at-risk youth in the community.Her story is a story of struggle, survival, and healing; that empowers others to address their own personal traumas and overcome them, bring awareness to the public the many issues the veteran population face, and provide resources and solutions to veterans and others in need.