Shannon Feldpausch - The Leelanau Conservancy

Shannon Feldpausch

Shannon was born and raised in Leelanau County, growing up attending Suttons Bay Public Schools, living near cherry orchards, searching for Petoskey stones, and learning how to swim on the shores of Lake Michigan. Since a very young age, the natural areas of Leelanau County have held a special space in her life. While her career initially took her to Detroit, Shannon moved back and purchased a home in downtown Traverse City in 2019. She and her husband take every opportunity to enjoy Leelanau Conservancy land and even got engaged while enjoying a hike at the Clay Cliffs Natural Area in 2020. They will welcome their first child this year, furthering her strong commitment to continue to protect and expand inclusive access to the land of delight for generations to come. 

Shannon has worked in the corporate Human Resources profession for over 15 years, including celebrating 12 years of service at Urban Science, a global leader in data-driven solutions for the automotive industry.  She is passionate about building lasting relationships, connecting, and enabling those around her to achieve great things – both personally and professionally. Shannon has given back to her Detroit and Northern Michigan communities through several organizations over the years, including Girls on the Run, Big Brother Big Sister, Junior Achievement, the Career Readiness Academy via the Detroit Economic Club, and LIFT (Leelanau Investing in Teens). Additionally, Shannon enjoys leading two different book clubs and spends as much time in nature as possible, enjoying our beautiful corner of the world by walking, running, biking, snowshoeing, and swimming.