Shannon Davis has a long history with the Northwest Straits Initiative. She has served as vice president of the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Jefferson County representative to the Northwest Straits Commission. Shannon holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis on natural resource management from the University of Washington. After completing her master’s thesis on local level natural resource management and completing a case study on the San Juan County MRC, she became the first coordinator for the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee. Shannon also spent five years as the owner and operator of a sailing and kayaking charter boat business in the San Juan Islands.