Shannon Scott – Minister of Stories
Personalism. Passion. Performance. The “lost art of storytelling,” hasn’t gone lost on a man called, Shannon Scott.
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!
Lisa Marie, The Soul of The South
Lisa Marie, is our native Savannahian on staff, and one of our highest rated and most beloved storytellers. She is also available for Private Tours of Bonaventure. Lisa is an incredibly gifted fine artist, former model, has acted in film & television but really prefers the low-key life of The Low Country. She’s as real of a person as you’ll ever meet. One of our guests aptly called her, “The Soul of The South,” for her grace, wit, charm and demeanor. She was raised, in part, by a Gullah-Geechee “mame” and owes her unique understandings of life, death, burial (and after life), from experiences shared with her mame. Lisa even speaks a bit of the dialect, but you’ll have to persuade her nicely, to demonstrate! While Lisa is a gifted storyteller, perhaps her greatest talent is as portrait artist. You can check her works out on her Lisa Marie Facebook page and some of her arts & craft works are for sale on our Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys Facebook as well. She is open to commissions! When she’s not busy with all of that, she is the proud mother of a teenage girl who is also following in her footsteps as artist!