Born and bred in Darwin Australia, even as a young child Shana had big dreams of traveling the world. Her family - refugees who escaped from a war torn country called East Timor in 1975 to Australia - taught her the meaning of resilience and fighting for what is right. At six years old, she saw Oprah Winfrey for the first time on TV and she was in awe. From that day forward, she dreamed big.
Emigrating to the US in 2003, Shana recognized the opportunity that it was to create a new life in a new country and she made the most of it. Having won over 30 industry awards including the coveted Cannes Lion, Shana is lauded by her peers to be one of the best in the advertising industry having worked on Fortune 100 brands such as Virgin Group, AT&T, Activision, Wells Fargo, Nike and many more..
Doctors describe her as the COO of her medical team. When her kidneys failed, Shana recognized that she would need to lift herself and her executive training kicked in. She interviewed, hired and fired doctors until she had assembled a team of Doctors who shared her values and approached their work like she did - committed to excellence and knowing anything is possible.
Shana continues to excel in the Advertising industry and using her skills to share herself with the world. Her experiences bring hope to anyone who hears them, brings comfort for those dealing with stressful situations and shines a light on a commonality that unifies us - the fear of dying.