Staff Members

Board/Commission Member


Shannon Hayes

Geology Curator, Earlham College





Appointed by: Mayor
Term Expires: 1/10/2024

Shannon is an Indiana Licensed Professional Geologist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Beloit College and a Master of Science in Geosciences from the University of Washington. As Geology Curator at Earlham College, she maintains the rock, mineral, and fossil collections; runs field courses; and assists with student career discernment. Prior to coming to Earlham, she researched the effects of logging on mountain watersheds in Oregon for the U.S. Forest Service and worked as an environmental consultant remediating soil and groundwater contamination in Ohio and PA. Shannon serves on the Wellhead/Source Water Protection Local Planning Team and volunteers for the Wayne County SWCD on watershed-related projects.