Meet The Team
Shannon is an educator with a heart for guidance counseling and “reaching students” by the smart design of learning experiences. Over the years, she’s worked as a special educator, consultant, advisor, and advocate. Her work supporting executive development and corporate education surfaced over the last five years, as she has spearheaded online learning, training & development programs for the CEO of SPARTAN, the Sports Mind Institute, FEI, Elite Physical Therapy, Exequor Life Sciences and has been the glue to bind the StoryPathing processes to our teacher-coach contributors and partners.
Shannon also serves as the bridge between schools, professional development opportunities, and work to determine how non-profit organizations may benefit from the customization of StoryPathing learning experiences and programs. Currently, she is exploring the opportunities for North Adams (MA) School System to integrate StoryPathing programs into several student populations throughout the district. Shannon also is a certified IPsP educator.
Shannon is dedicated to education and is interested in meeting students and executives where they are and utilizing her skills and IP to serve as a bridge to both personal and professional growth. She lives in South Kingstown, RI, and enjoys spending time in the Berkshires with her husband, her children, and her 3 Australian Shepherds.
Dr. Dennis Rebelo
Dr. D. is the Founder of the StoryPathing self-learning program and process. He is a Professor of Technology, Leadership and Management at Roger Williams University – University College. His Ph.D. research study generated new models for integrating work-life storytelling for which he is internationally recognized.
Dr. D. is a co-founder of The Sports Mind Institute, past president & Chief Educational Consultant for ALEX AND ANI UNIVERSITY, a Board Member of the Human Science Institute, and current Executive Director at the Narrative Research Group, Inc. Dr. D. is the former Chair of the University College Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senator & Director of Prior Learning.
Dr. D is frequently called a “cross-over” teacher, “story-wizard” and a “what’s possible” coach. Dr. D’s calling in life is to serve students and executives by helping them make sense of their life-work path by enhancing the likelihood of them living an engaged, creative and productive life worth living. He lives in South Kingstown, RI with his family and their 3 Australian shepherds: Bruce, Sweetie & Chase.
Marshall Jones is a celebrated spoken word artist whose work is exploding around the world. His unique gift runs deep into the human experience, exploring universal themes that run the gamut from identity and culture to connection and technology. Marshall, who has performed for TED audiences in Montreal, Hollywood, and at the Scott Air Force Base, showcases his incredible work for audiences, collaborates with clients on incredible customized material, and speaks with passion about the creative process–something he understands like no one else.
As a professional spoken word artist and dramatic performer, Marshall has been featured in two TEDx conferences, and has shared the podium with the likes of Marc Lamont Hill, Ambassador Andrew Young, Henry Louis Gates, and Simon Sinek. He has also performed at the Musical Instrument Museum, the Omega Institute, and at BBC World Service.
His clients have included numerous colleges and universities, Absinthe Films, 20k Watts, The Leon Sullivan Foundation, the I.Am Angel Foundation, and the Jordin Sparks Experience. On stage, he has also commemorated actors Mia Farrow and John Leguizamo.
Check out Marshall’s recent voice & appearance work featured in this special engagement with Four Seasons Hawaii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSZl2664Ko
Media & Design Lead
Chris is a creative professional with nearly two decades of experience in the field. He has completed work across a variety of media including print, website design, magazine publishing, logo/branding, photography and video production. During his career, Chris has lead teams in agency settings, as well as completing projects independently as a freelance contractor. He is now primarily focused on video production and creative marketing for medium-sized businesses and corporations, but still enjoys working on creative projects that span across several types of media.