Shannon R. Miller began his career as a carpenter in the family business and branched into entertainment technology in 1988. Since then, he has embarked on a series of challenging career opportunities that fostered his teaching, leadership, entrepreneurial strengths, and talents for entertainment design and technology.

During this time, he held positions at universities and professional theatres, including Marshall University (WV), Utah Shakespeare Festival (UT). Millikin University (IL), Chicago Designs (IL), Southern Arena Theatre (MS), The University of Southern Mississippi (MS), William Carry College (MS), Southern Opera (MS), Theatre West Virginia (WV), Tamarack Center (WV), Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), Public Theatre of Kentucky (KY), Western Kentucky University (KY), Kentucky Repertory Theatre (KY), Barnstormers Theatre (NH), Jefferson Performing Arts Society (LA) and The University of New Orleans and McNeese State University (LA), as well as various design works for producing arts organizations across the county under his company, Dzynes. He is also the founder of The Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience, a post-Hurricane Katrina youth arts initiative and volunteer organization in New Orleans.

Mr. Miller earned his BFA from Marshall University in 1997 and completed his MFA at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2003, where he served as the Technical Director for the College of the Arts from 1998-2000, then Technical Supervisor for the Theatre department from 2001-2003.

This marks Shannon's third return to Florida. Shannon attended Columbia High School in Lake City, Fla., while working for Dream Weaver Design Concepts restoring the T.G. Henderson House, and later assisted in remediation projects following both Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew.