Shannon returned to NCS and Camp Treetops after she first working as a Camp counselor and farm intern over 15 years ago. An RN with degrees in nursing and wilderness recreation leadership from North Country Community College, Shannon also holds a bachelor’s in child family services from SUNY Plattsburgh and studied herbal medicine and Chinese energetics at Naropa University. Shannon previously served as nursing director at a school for teens with mental health issues. Prior to that she was director of a youth center in Lake Placid and licensed wilderness guide for 10 years, during which time she co-taught 30-day backpacking and canoeing leadership courses for Paul Smith’s College. She enjoys school nursing for the opportunity to promote wellness by attending to the mind-body connection.