Shannon hails from Portland, Ore and has been an avid singer and dancer since childhood. She learned a great deal about performing with a group when she became a Portland Trailblazers cheerleader at age 19. Eclectic in her musical taste, she expresses admiration for acts as far afield as Aerosmith and Garth Brooks. Shannon attributes some of the poise and confidence her bandmates have praised in her to the bond she enjoys with her spouse. "He's so positive," she declares of her husband, a fellow dancer. "He helps me push myself." In 2011 Shannon began her solo career, forming the band called 'Bex'.