Shannen was born and raised in South Africa and moved to Canada in 2014 to complete her English degree. She has worked in marketing and copywriting since and is also a professional, but fairly inactive, makeup artist. She spends a great deal of both her work and spare time explaining to people what a copywriter does.
Shannen loves to cook and bake and enjoys forcing her husband to try her strange kitchen experiments. She considers it a basic life necessity to have at least one family braai (a South African BBQ) a week and will take any opportunity to spend time with her family.