Shannon Krise joined LCDS in 2017. She was born in Indiana and grew up in Hong Kong, where her parents helped administer a seminary serving students all across Southeast Asia. After studying English Education at Cedarville University, Shannon worked as a program supervisor for Toward Independence, Inc., providing residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. She then moved to Loudoun County, where she worked as a conference-center billing clerk. For the next 15 years, Shannon worked as a stay-at-home mom raising three children: Gareth, 18, William, 16 and Freyja, 7. During that time, Shannon also volunteered on the boards of various school and youth organizations including Cub Scouts, Harmony Band Boosters, Woodgrove Music & Arts Association and as an Odyssey of the Mind Coach and School Coordinator. Working at LCDS provides Shannon the opportunity to combine her interest in organization, bookkeeping experience and passion for working with youth.