Shona started her career at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. She then went to Glasgow University to study for an MA in English and Drama, followed by two years at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on the stage management course.
Moving to London she worked as a stage manager for Temba Theatre Company, Sadler's Wells Company, Michael Clark and Co, Cheek by Jowl, Hammersmith Lyric, Dance Umbrella at Riverside Studios and many shows at the Donmar Warehouse.
She also worked extensively in the repertory system, at Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, Brighton Theatre Royal, Manchester Royal Exchange,Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.
For the next fifteen years she worked in television, film and commercials as a stage manager and production manager, and continuing throughout to work as a showcaller for the many companies listed here.
She speaks French, Spanish and Italian.