Mike Shannon (CEO)
Like the prodigal son, Mike returned back to his hometown of Spokane in 2014 to get closer to his roots. When friend and Civic Board Member Matt Miller mentioned the opportunity to direct the Spokane Civic Theatre, Mike saw this as a way to use his 30+ years of experience in non-profit management and development to lend his talents to one of Spokane's greatest institutions. Mike helped direct YMCAs for over a decade, managed private health clubs for many years, and directed the development efforts of a Boston-based non-profit biotech involved in drug discover for rare disease.
Mike performed as a stand-up comic in San Francisco for a decade before he decided to stick to his day job. He has dabbled in screenwriting,and writing fiction. His main focus is his wife Jan, his five kids, and his two dogs, Maisy and Molly."