Shannon Christensen (born Kimmitt) was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and lives here with her husband of 18 years and her 2 young boys. With a BA in Psychology and Masters of counselling psychology specializing in forensics, she has a passion for working with marginalized populations and used this drive to start Mamas for Mamas. This grassroots project has since become a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the negative impact of poverty on low-income mothers and their families. Shannon has been recognized as a top 40 under 40 recipient, A Woman to Watch, and was a top 3 finalist for Woman of the Year through The City of Kelowna Civic and Community Awards. Most recently she has co-authored a best selling book about motherhood and has brought home the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for her work with Mamas for Mamas. Shannon really likes garlic dill pickles, spaghetti, and making the world a better place.