Shannon Underwood graduated from the University of Washington and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked at EF Hutton in syndications. Shannon practiced law for three years before making a career change to commercial real estate development in 1993. Underwood Gartland Development is solely owned by Shannon and her husband David Gartland. The firm builds manufacturing and distribution facilities for its own portfolio in north King County and South Snohomish County. Shannon is an active member of NAIOP, having served as the 2006 State President and on the State and National Boards of Directors. She serves on the Forest Ridge School Board of Trustees and is presently Rear Commodore at Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club in Bellevue. Shannon and David have three children. The eldest just completed her freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis, the middle boy will start at the University of Washington in the fall and the youngest just completed his freshman year at The Overlake School. On a personal note, Shannon is an avid reader, keeps chickens and bees, is interested in art history and languages, and is an enthusiastic runner and biker.
Position: Owner and Principal