Shannell was born and raised in Rockford, IL and moved to Houston, TX in December of 2021. She received her associates of Exercise Science degree from Rock Valley College and continued her education to complete an associates of Physical Therapy at Blackhawk Technical College. Throughout her time in college, Shannell worked as a soccer and basketball coach for a local high school and was a personal trainer for several years. Sports, fitness, and wellness have always been a part of her life but her passion for physical therapy stemmed from suffering a knee injury of her own and experiencing physical therapy first hand. This passion was only furthered with her work as a personal trainer by developing a passion for helping her clients not only reach their fitness goals but also helping them to recover from injury or improve specific functionality.
When Shannell is not helping clients at Pinnacle Therapy she enjoys working out with her husband (Matt), painting, writing, and playing football and basketball.