Bio

Shannon Scott – Minister of Stories


Shannon Scott
Personalism. Passion. Performance. The “lost art of storytelling,” hasn’t gone lost on a man called, Shannon Scott. Nor has a sense of great hospitality. Anyone can give you a tour of Bonaventure, but can they really tell you its story? Send you home glowing about a cemetery? Don’t be fooled by imitation or amateur experiences! Exploring Bonaventure since 1988, Shannon & story crew started wowing crowds in 2002 as the first daily storytellers of hallowed Bonaventure. They invite you into a fascinating companion city just on the outskirts of Savannah. You’ll find that part of the reward of the tour is the journey to get there. From Bonaventure’s 1750’s plantation history to its surprising connections to “The DaVinci Code” & “Harry Potter,” along with tantalizing ties to “Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil,” your mind will be left spinning and wanting more! That’s the curse of Bonaventure and to miss it, you’ll be missing out on the soul of Savannah!

Biography of Shannon Scott

Born in Terra Haute, IN, and raised in Rantoul, Illinois, Shannon Scott was raised by school teacher parents and grew up surrounded by farmland and the Chanute Air Force Base. As a child, Shannon excelled in art & history, becoming a natural storyteller with a strong ability to paint pictures in minds of others with words. His boyhood filled with typical things like detasseling corn, painting barns, racing dirt bikes, and traveling the country with his parents to great natural, event & personality historical sites. The exposure to the likes of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Philadelphia, Yosemite, Mammoth Caves, The Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Tombstone, The Painted Desert, Redwood Forest and others, instilled a great love for history and paved the way for Shannon as storyteller. As he’s often mused, “as kids, my friends all wanted to go to Disney-world, and I wanted to go to Williams-burg.” In his high school years, he discovered a natural love for art, winning many Scholastic Awards, and eventually a Fine Arts’ Scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). And as they say, the rest is history. Be sure to read about the individual events to learn about the fascinating life, times and career of your future host and storyteller, Shannon Scott!