Meet Shannon Burton
posted Mar 7, 2016
Despite being a native of Los Angeles, Outdoor Programs Manager, Shannon Burton spent an exceptional amount of her adult life in rural environments. She studied English at The University of the Virgin Islands where her focus was on Secondary Education. Upon graduation, Shannon became a classroom teacher at Charlotte Amalie High School on St. Thomas. Since then, she's worked in various capacities at outdoor education centers and summer camps in many states including West Virginia, Connecticut, Michigan, and New Jersey.
Her love affair with the outdoors has only grown over time. After four years of living and teaching in forests, Shannon pursued a permanent move to the City of New Orleans in 2015. With the considerations of good food, good music, diversity, culture, and warm climate, the Big Easy was a no brainer.
When she is not in the field or at the Joe W. Brown lagoon, you can find her lounging around with her cat, Dinah and catching up on the AMC series, The Walking Dead. “Outdoor skills and zombie survival skills aren’t very different after all.” Shannon proclaims outdoor survival skills classes may come in handy to anyone in a zombie apocalypse.
Shannon is a true outdoor professional, and an excellent educator. Her professional background, educational skills, and enthusiasm for nature enable her to bring safe and highly effective outdoors programming to the community. You can join Shannon for outdoor fun without leaving the City. Nestled on 163 acres of greenspace, she leads open canoeing, fishing, nature walks and bird watching experiences weekly at Joe W. Brown Park.
Visit Shannon ever Saturday from 10am-2pm to participate or receive more information on Outdoor Programs events.