Shonna lives at Johnson Lake, Nebraska with her husband, Lance. For several years, Shonna worked in Central and Western Nebraska with licensed child care providers as a Child Care Inspection Specialist for the State of Nebraska, DHHS, Division of Public Health, Children’s Services Licensing. Shonna has led the Communities for Kids work in the Lexington area with a focus on early childhood workforce, quality building, and increasing capacity for low-income families.
Prior to working for the State of Nebraska, she worked in the mental health field for 10 years in Kansas. Shonna graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s in Psychology. Lance and Shonna have two adult children: Andrea, who is a middle school teacher in Texas and Christopher who is in the US Marine Corps.