An Alumni of the Juilliard School of Drama, Shondra continues her acting alongside her music career, being cast in leading roles in comedic, dramatic, musical theatre, movies and voice over work for radio and television. Musically she has performed in concert throughout California, Reno, Las Vegas, Canada and Mexico. She's also star guested on popular cruise ships and at Sea World.
Recently Shondra won an American Tracks Music Award for Best Metal Song 2019 and is nominated in the LA Music Video Awards for Best Lyric Video 2019. As a singer songwriter musician and studio producer, she has composed and produced songs for a long list of clients including three musicals - Delta Dental’s touring musical, The Mouth Project and new original musicals, Hot Flashes on the Trail and Horse Tales & Cowboy Trails. She's composed theme songs for Cancervive’s Gilda Radner Award show, Laugh for Life, Awesome Animals Vitamins, KCEO Radio's Health is Your Wealth Radio Show, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Walking Free Against Sex Trafficking, The Humane Society and many commercial & animation projects.
With over 100 songs in her catalogue, she's also produced two of her CDs,Inside Fire and I Am and currently working on a third. Several of her songs from Her "I AM" CD are published in Unity Worldwide Ministries Songbooks and heard on EmPower Music Radio.
Her list of voice over credits for TV, radio, websites, audio books, industrial films, documentaries and animation are impressive. Her voice and on-camera work is regularly seen & heard on Red Rock Channel 16 TV, Glenn Scarpelli's Channel 18 Sedona NOW TV and Yavapai Broadcasting radio stations across northern Arizona. She is also one of the popular emcees in the area working of City wide and Sedona Chamber event, mixers and a host of other main events & festivals in Northern Arizona. She was Good Morning Sedona's co-emcee, script writer and show's director for 15 yrs.
Having soloed in churches during her career, being contracted as the weekly Music Director for Unity of Sedona's 2006-07 evening service and for nine years at Center for Positive Living, was a natural fit. Paying it forward to local singer-songwriters, Shondra founded & produced the weekly In the Living Room Concert Series, donating her time to promote, book and run the series every Wed. for two years.
Shondra is a well-respected private acting, voice & stage performance coach assisting her students with auditions, receiving scholarship and admittance into drama conservatories, winning singing contests and pageants. Many have continued on as professionals in the industry. Attendees at health & wellness retreats have enjoyed her Finding Your Voice workshops across the USA and Canada.
Committed to being of service, Shondra is the current 2018-2019 President of NAWBO (National Association of Women's Business Owners) of Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Sedona Historical Society and the Jack Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park. Her awards for community service include Sedona Verde Valley’s Woman of the Year 2018, Arizona Foundation's 2017 Community Collaborator of the Year Award, NAWBO 2017 Community Involvement Award, PWG’s 2012 You Make a Difference Award, Good Morning Sedona Special Achievement Award and the prestigious AZ Foundation’s 2013 Spirit of Sedona Award Business Benefactor of the Year that she was awarded with her creative partner and husband Tom Jepperson.