Shannen Lohnes joined the Horizon team as Sales Manager in 2006 and was promoted to Director of Sales in the spring of 2017. Prior to joining the management team, Shannen acquired mainstream grocery experience in business development throughout North America, working with established grocery brand management and distribution companies. As Director of Sales, Shannen has developed and led an engaged and dedicated team of seventeen Account Managers and two Sales Support Specialists, and managed retailer relationships throughout Western Canada.
Her diverse education includes studies in business at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and science at the University of Hawaii. Shannen is driven by a sincere interest in mentoring and developing people, a personal passion for natural and organic and by the cultivation of strong partnerships with industry partners.
Raised in the Vancouver lower mainland, British Columbia, Shannen was influenced by her time spent in Hawaii, where she spent her leisure hours surfing and hiking. She is an active outdoor adventurer who enjoys time off the grid and has a reverence for the natural world.