Founder and Principal Consultant
Shannon has been leading and coaching Agile teams for nearly 15 years. She started her career as an Analyst with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), providing technical support and training of tools and solutions used in support of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster. Soon after, Shannon shifted her focus to the private and non-profit industry where she was introduced to Agile. It was during this time that her passion for agility and utilizing agile techniques to help transform organizations emerged. Over the years, Shannon has led various efforts as an Agile leader, such as her work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in which she was on the front line of early agile adoption by solutioning as a Lead Scrum Master on the critical challenges around the Healthcare.gov initiative. Since then, Shannon has continued to focus her interest towards opportunities to coach, train and hone her approach to challenges commonly faced within both small and large cross-functional organizations. Currently, Shannon is an Enterprise Agile Coach at Octo Consulting Group, where she is the dedicated Agile expert and strategist for Federal Government Agile Implementations. In early 2020, Shannon founded Vorentoe LLC to support her passion for Agile by bringing about meaningful change and knowledge to non-profit and disadvantaged organizations.
In her free time, Shannon enjoys time at home with her husband Henry III, sons, Gabe and Henry IV, and dog Kairi. She has a love for the outdoors, anything from hiking to gardening makes her weekends complete. She also has a special love for sitting on the porch playing her guitar or coaching her softball and flag football teams.