A proud Iowan, Shanara has worked all over the country – from prime time guest star roles to Shakespearean heroines, she brings professionalism, impeccable training, and an open spirit to every job she takes on. Shanara makes a mean bowl of popcorn, can whip up a delicious meal from an empty cabinet, and since she’s an aerialist, she can probably climb a rope faster than you can. Though she loves her work, when she’s not onset, look for her to be road-tripping with her family and spending time in the sunshine.

Excellent teleprompter and ear prompter, live and on camera hosting and interviewing, improvisation, and memorization and delivery of complicated text with clarity, energy, and sincerity.

Extensive commercial and industrial resume, conflicts available upon request. Clients including: Toyota, Seimens, 76 Words, Ball & Kerr, Walgreens, United Van Lines, Sherwin-Williams, Home Depot, Knology, Nationwide Automotive, UMB Bank, Ameren UE, and more. 

Hosting both live and on camera. Clients including: The Atlantic Festival, Lexus, Nokia, Canon Cameras, Motorola, VH1, ReCarded.com, EcoBusiness.com, Air Line Pilot’s Association, Rock Creek Productions, OPM, Nine Yards Media, 76 Words, various state political candidates, and more.

Print/Modeling clients including: Kashi, Siemens, Ball/Kerr Jars, Leggett & Platt, Communicare, Sears, Macy’s Runway, My Eye Dr., UMUC, The Red Cross, and more.

Voice-Over clients including: Crown Plaza Hotel, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Missouri State Lottery, St. Clare Hospital, St. Louis Tourism, 76 Words, and more.

Cultural ProducerDirecting