Dan and Torrey Shannon


Torrey Shannon is a writer, aspiring author, blogger, movie consultant, speaker, veteran's advocate and a Blue Star Mom. She is also a full-time caregiver and spouse of a wounded warrior. Her husband, SSG John Daniel Shannon, survived a gunshot wound to the head in a gunfight in Iraq in 2004. He served in the Army for more than 23 years and was medically retired in 2009. They spent three years of his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and became the central figures behind exposing the Walter Reed Scandal in 2007. Her husband has severe PTSD and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Dealing with the invisible wounds of war first-hand allows Torrey to bring a human element to the problems our military communities face. She serves at a leadership level for many nonprofits across the nation. When she finds time, she freelances for a variety media outlets and is currently writing a book. You can learn more about her work and life by visiting her blog at TorreyShannon.com


  • Caregiving
  • Health Education


  • Westcliffe, CO