Leadership


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Founder/President

Mr. Don Lee is the founder and president of 77 Arts Academy. He is a Concord resident and a father of two great boys. Mr. Lee comes from a musical and artistic family. Prior, he was a senior-level management consultant at major global corporations and the Federal government on driving operational effectiveness. He was an officer in the US Navy Reserves. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and masters degrees from MIT.   He enjoys long-distance triathlons.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shannon Callison

Executive Director

Shannon Callison is a creative spirit with a love of people and a passion for the arts. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1996 with a degree in English and Communications and worked as a corporate writer for many years. Shannon has always loved theater and upon moving to Massachusetts, spent five years at a local children’s theater directing and producing more than 20 shows featuring kids of all ages, from kindergarten to high-school. In addition to directing and producing, Shannon also managed the communications, marketing and daily operations of the theater company. During the summers of 2013-2016, Shannon had the opportunity to attend sessions at the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City where she trained under some of Broadway’s most elite directors, producers, choreographers and performers. Shannon is currently a Board Member of Acton-Boxborough Friends of Drama and was recently elected to the role of Vice-President.

Shannon lives in Acton with her husband of 20 years and their four children. She grew up in nine different states as part of a military family. Out of that experience grew a love for travel and exploration, which she shares with her family. She has visited almost every state in the U.S. and has journeyed abroad to many countries, including Belarus, England, France, Scotland, Germany and Uganda.