Project Description

Shannon JohnsonAssociate

How long have you lived in Northern California?

I was born and raised in Paradise, CA. I then lived in San Luis Obispo, Sonoma and Truckee before moving back to Chico about 10 years ago.

What is your fondest childhood memory?

Going to Twain Harte with my family every summer and staying at my grandparent’s cabin. Sometimes it was just our family, other times cousins, grandparents and friends would come, too. I remember being so excited to go. We would spend the summer swimming in the lake, eating snow cones at the snack shack, playing mini golf, fishing and so much more.

What subject(s) did you study at College?


What was your first job?

My first job was working at a Coffee Shop called Coffee’s On.

Who has been the most influential person to you in your career?

I would have to say my parents. They are two of the most hardworking people I know. They have always supported, encouraged and given me the confidence to be able to go after what I want and succeed.

How has your career created value in your life?

I feel fortunate to have a career path I truly enjoy. It has made me want to continually better myself. I take pride in my work because I feel it is a reflection of me. I strive to do the best I can for clients and those I work with.

What do you consider to be the most significant world event that has occurred during your lifetime?

I would have to say 9/11. I remember watching TV and not fully understanding the impact it would have but knew it was a significant part of history.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

Going to Germany when I was 16 as an exchange student was pretty incredible, but I would also have to say New Orleans. It has become almost a yearly trip with a group of our friends and is always a good time.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

I have a book, it is hard to pick just one. Maybe when I was eight and my grandma gave me a perm. She was used to doing really tight perms for older women. I left her house looking like one of the sisters from the Simpsons.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Going back to school after taking time off and finishing.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends. Making dinner, playing games, traveling, hiking and going for runs in the park.

If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?

To be able to take pain away from those who are suffering.

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BS in Accounting from CSU Chico