Shannon is a native of Pikeville in eastern Kentucky. After moving to Lexington, he soon joined Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville in 2003. He quickly advanced through the Taylor Made Intern Program to become a successful Sales Account Manager, entrusted with clients’ equine portfolios. His outstanding customer service, passion, and integrity led him to excel at the position, and that’s where he met Louise and Kiki Courtelis. Together, they built the foundation of Town and Country Farms Racing. Today, Shannon serves as Town and Country Farms President, overseeing all aspects of the farm’s broodmares, foals, stallions, and racing interests. He lives in Lexington with his wife Jessica, and their two beautiful children, Graham and Caroline.