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Shannon Payton


Board Director


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  • Youtube
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  • Podcast
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Shannon Payton, affectionately known as Shanny Pants to her vast online community, thrives as a dynamic content creator and podcaster based in Rocklin, California. Balancing a successful career in real estate with her passion for humor, Shannon catapulted into the limelight in 2020 when her viral video about being stuck at home with her kids captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, propelling her into a whirlwind of internet stardom.

Harnessing the momentum of her online presence, Shannon established her digital footprint across various social media platforms under the handles @therealshannypants and ShannyPants, inviting followers into her world of laughter, trials, and triumphs. Recognizing the desire for deeper connection, she ventured into the realm of podcasting, birthing The ShannyPants Show, now flourishing in its fourth season. Through candid interviews, Shannon fearlessly shares her journey—from navigating the complexities of growing up in a cult to confronting the hardships of infertility, culminating in her path to parenthood through foster care and adoption.

With an innate ability to find levity in life's challenges, Shannon uses humor as her therapeutic armor, forging authentic connections with her loyal fanbase. Delving into an eclectic array of topics reflective of her own experiences, her podcast serves as a beacon of empathy and resilience in a world often fraught with adversity.

A sought-after guest, Shannon has graced renowned platforms like The Kelly Clarkson Show and made multiple appearances on the local TV favorite, GoodDay Sacramento. Currently penning her memoir, she eagerly anticipates unveiling the raw, unfiltered depths of her narrative to her devoted followers.

Beyond her comedic prowess, Shannon emerges as a courageous advocate, lending her voice to survivors of spiritual, sexual, and institutional abuse. Drawing from her own harrowing encounters, she employs the transformative power of storytelling to instigate meaningful change, illuminating the path toward healing and empowerment.

When quizzed about the wellspring of her creativity, Shannon wryly quips, "I'm married and have kids—enough said. That's all the inspiration I need for some crazy content."

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