Shannon H. Palentchar, BS, Admissions Director

Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University. She has been working with adolescents and their families for over 15 years in a variety of settings including adventure guiding, wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding, and residential treatment. Shannon has facilitated the role of admissions for a therapeutic program working with adolescent boys and also a residential treatment facility for young adult women. Shannon loves the outdoors and associated adventure sports and enjoys spending time with friends and family in nature.  Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, traveling with her family and watching her daughter play sports.  You can read a blog she wrote about moving to New England to work for Summit here.

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Listen to Shannon’s story on the podcast, Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy