Bailey Shannon

Youth Instructor

  • Ball State University- BA Cross-Cultural Community Development, Spanish, & Sustainability


Although Bailey grew up in the Midwestern suburban cul-de-sac, she has spent the majority of her life outside playing and exploring Nature‚Äôs mysteries. She was an active member of Girl Scouts and loved camping with her grandparents. She went to outdoor adventure camp every summer and found herself continually drawn to nature from a young age. Her childhood experiences with nature led her to work at summer camps in high school, continue to explore the natural world in college, and begin her nature connection journey as an adult. 

Bailey has a B.A. Cross-Cultural Community Development, Spanish, & Sustainability from Ball State University and since graduating five years ago, she has worked a variety of jobs related to her area of study. Her focus has primarily been addressing food access and insecurity in Indianapolis through urban and rural organic vegetable farming, community based art programming, and her time as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She has been working at White Pine for 1.5 years and her time here has shaped her life in a significant and lasting way.

Bailey is currently getting her M.A. at Christian Theological Seminary in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification through Yoga Alliance. She hopes to work primarily with children and young adults and incorporate nature connection, yoga, mindfulness into her psychotherapy practice.

Bailey will soon be married to Mr. Ryan (another WP Staff Member) and the two of them live in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, just south of White Pine. She loves biking and walking, making plant remedies, her cat named Frog, and being a part of the White Pine/Rocky Ripple/Indianapolis community.