Shannon is a born and raised Northern California Native. She spent much of her childhood at her family's cabin in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, hiking and identifying native flowers with her grandmother. This has contributed to a deep rooted love and appreciation for nature.
Flowers have always been something that she has enjoyed, keeping fresh blooms in her home and relishing beautifully manicured gardens. Her career as a florist started at a local shop, scrubbing buckets and making deliveries. She then moved to working for a local freelance wedding florist, and eventually started Thistle and Honey.
She strives to create arrangements that were not stuffy or perfectly round. She believes that flowers should be arranged loosely, in a manor that allows each stem to be showcased. Big beautiful blooms, textural elements, and unusual varieties are mainstays in her design aesthetic.