An employee of AES and its affiliated nurseries since 1998, Shannon has almost two decades of experience with native plants and seed and their environmental restoration potential. Shannon’s current role at AES involves coordinating large projects and all aspects of native seed collection for the Wisconsin office. This includes training and supervising seed cleaning and collection, pulling plants and seed, ordering material and shipping the product to clients. Shannon also directs the nursery staff and keeps a keen eye on the maintenance of the production beds at the Wisconsin nursery grounds. She is the Safety Coordinator for Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries, where she oversees the safety functions of the nursery, conducts monthly inspections and organizes employee training.
During her tenure at AES, Shannon’s skill set has stretched to include safety management, seed collection and propagation and project management. Her background in psychology and counseling has also made her successful in customer service, strategic planning and leadership roles. Her proudest achievements include collecting and finding hard-to-find species for the nursery, and training nearly 70 percent of the company in first aid and CPR. By working her way up from an AES field hand to the Assistant Manager of Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries, Shannon offers exceptional background and insight for seed collections management.