PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER, AND BOARD MEMBER

Shannon Houlihan is a mother of two children, a triathlete and the President and Co-founder of the Para Guide Foundation. Originally from Houston, Shannon was a commercial lender and teacher in Texas before moving to Charlotte in 2016. Upon her arrival, Shannon quickly realized there was not a local organization that provided sighted guides for para-visually impaired individuals who wanted to participate in athletic activities. Shannon believes there should be opportunity for all, equity for all and accessibility for all. With that belief fueling her passion, the Para Guide Foundation was born.