Meet the Geek

About The Host

Shannon Latham, born in Paducah, KY, and raised in Olmsted, IL. He currently resides in Metropolis, IL, with his wife and two children. Shannon is a graduate of Century H.S. in Ullin, IL, and attended Shawnee Community College in Ullin, IL for business management. He served in the Illinois Army National Guard and is often quoted as “having a laundry list of bad jobs, bad bosses, and bad decisions.” Examples include a work history as a jailer/juvenile justice employee, casino bartender/hotel manager, business owner/entrepreneur, and more.

“I eventually found a home in the portable building industry, and although it took a while to get there, it has been worth the wait to find something I enjoy so much.”

Shannon has worked as a Procurement Coordinator in the portable building industry, ordering all supplies necessary for shed builders. As a sales manager, he procured potential Retail Specialists and trained them on how to be successful lot owners. He Co-owned/operated 3 different sales locations and currently is the Host/Founder of SHED GEEK PODCAST. Shannon is a Dealer Representative for Smart Pay Rentals, where he operates in 7 different states, helping dealers and manufacturers utilize the simplest RTO program available.

In his leisure time, Shannon is an avid baseball fan, in which he cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoys drawing, reading, listening to music, and spending time in his portable building/office with his Boxer, Lucy, when he is not on the road meeting new shed family. At home, he spends his time supporting his family and doing yard work. They can often be found out back around the fire pit, soaking up the sunshine in the swing taking in God’s creation.

Shannon and his family attend Brookport Church of God, located in Brookport, IL. He has served and continues to serve as a community service Chaplain by helping those suffering from addiction to attend a faith-based rehabilitation program. He has also previously served by offering prison fellowship to those incarcerated as instructed to; “continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison.” – Hebrews 13:3 (NIV).

“I suppose what makes me a SHED GEEK is that I enjoy learning about sheds. I would have never thought in a million years; I would be so invested in something like a shed. I’ve learned that you cannot separate ministry and work. Therefore, it’s not just the shed itself; it’s the process. From building and hauling to selling and every other area that touches the industry in some way. IT’S THE PEOPLE. That’s really it, the people who make it happen. If you’re doing your job, you’re ministering to them too, right? So that means they are ministering to you also. That’s what has been so cool, learning about them, their shed life experiences; that’s what makes me a SHED GEEK.”

*The place-name Latham was originally derived from the Old Norse word hlathum, which is the plural form of hlath, which means a barn. Therefore, the original bearers of the Latham surname were dwellers at the barns. “not much has changed, I guess.” – Shannon Latham