IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Shannon Todd
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 11/16/2020. IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Journalism – Bachelor of Arts Yes 8-1992


Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Stepping On Program Leader Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging 9-2015
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Powerful Tools for Caregivers/Chippewa Falls ADRC 12-2016

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

Prior to coming to TMG, I worked in the senior care industry for 11 years, including assisted living and skilled nursing. I assisted seniors and their families through the navigation process of determining the best living situation for their needs, as well as assessed patients in the hospital who were getting ready to discharge and needed short term rehabilitation or long-term care.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire

Languages or Communication Skills


I'm comfortable with pets in the home


More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
It is important to learn as much as possible about the person and what they want to achieve. Then together, we can create a plan that will give them the best means of reaching their goals. I will provide resources and support to assist them through their process of living the best life possible.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My passion is helping others, especially older adults and people with disabilities. Being a TMG IRIS Consultant gives me the opportunity to work with people that need assistance and guidance in directing their care and working towards achieving their dreams. I love to see people happy and satisfied with their lives.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My older sister was developmentally disabled – she could not talk or take care of her needs by herself and relied on our family for her care. She lived with my parents her entire life until she passed at the age of 52. Growing up with her taught me patience, sensitivity, kindness and my passion for helping others. I also worked with older adults and their families and gained years of experience working with people with dementia. I conducted many dementia trainings throughout my career to help people better understand it and have compassion and patience. I was an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Association and had the opportunity to visit senators and congress in Washington D.C. to advocate for people with Alzheimer's Disease.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My husband and I have two sons, and our lives have revolved around all of their sporting events and activities- football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling. We love to spend time at the family cabin and on the lake in the summer and be outdoors as much as possible. During winter, I enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling. I try to take our dog, Wiley, for a walk as often as possible.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)