Get to Know Us - Marketing & Communications

Get to Know Us - Marketing & Communications

This summer we want to reintroduce ourselves. We have a growing team of faculty and staff at Shalom as well as many new families joining our community this year. Each week we'll feature teams of individuals and the work they do.

Today’s article shines a spotlight on the Marketing & Communications team that manage Shalom’s websites and App, publish The Scroll Magazine, and maintain the school’s social media accounts. 

Marina Shannon is the Director of Marketing and Communications and has been at Shalom for eight years. She loves sharing what is happening behind the scenes at Shalom with the greater community - it’s one of the best parts of her job.

A goal for the upcoming year for the team is to help the community get to know the faculty and staff. It’s a community that she said is made up of caring, dedicated individuals who love the Lord and Shalom students. “Employment at Shalom is more than a job, it's a mission where Christ is the center of everything,” she said.

Marina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and loves spending time with her family, creating pottery, traveling, and reading.

Kirsten Torrado, Marketing and Communications Assistant, brings experience as an independent contractor and consultant to her position, having worked with local business owners to build their online platforms and social media presence. Her undergraduate studies and background in ministry leadership inform her firm belief in vocation as ministry, and she loves serving in an organization that prepares students for "lives of consequence" in this way.

She’s excited for new families to experience the excellence that goes into everything done at Shalom and hopes they will be encouraged by in-person activities and through the school’s online presence and communications. “In my second year as a parent and my first full-year on staff, I am continually impressed by the individual effort that collectively makes such an impact for our students. We really are making a difference daily in the lives of those we serve,” she said.

Kirsten loves reading both fiction and nonfiction books on many topics. She also loves to explore new places, get outside in nature and eat food from different cultures - all with her favorite people, her family.