Provenance: Dallas, Texas​

Current neighborhood: Irvington​, Indianapolis, IN

First Job: Sports writer for the Wood County Democrat​

If I weren't an arts administrator, I would be: ​Teaching Art History or working for an organization that advances the rights of women and girls around the world.

Inspiration: Artists creating artwork that takes me where I have not been before and cannot go without them.

Reading: Usually philosophy or art history texts.​

Zen Moment: The moment when the warm sunshine first hits your skin and blue water and palm trees are in sight.​

Current Project: We recently launched Artist Industry Nights to allow artists of all disciplines to come together in a relaxed environment to socialize, ​catch up, learn what else is happening in the creative community, and potentially collaborate. The goal is to create a stronger network of support amongst artists. Poets mixing with painters mixing with musicians mixing with filmmakers is a pretty incredible thing to be a part of.

Dream Project: I would love to create an amazing mentorship program for our artists.​

Love about the Indy arts scene: The kind, generous, talented artists who make it happen!​

When you are not out crusading for the arts, where can we find you? Creating art projects and watching BBC America's Planet Earth with my six-year-old daughter.

In the News:
​Shannon Linker: A Force for Indy's Arts​
​Growing an Economy with Artist Entrepreneurs
Art's a-Poppin'!

Community Service/Memberships/Certifications:
Advisory board member for the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) and Ivy Tech Community College Visual Art and Design Department​