About "Shanna from Louisiana"
Shanna Forrestall, known as “Shanna from Louisiana”, has over twenty years of experience in advertising, marketing and public relations in the US and Canada, and as the industry evolved she has come to focus on the power of social media.
Shanna is now based in Pasadena, CA where she provides social media and marketing consulting, along with a range of services including social media setup, cleanup, content creation & strategy, development of custom marketing and digital assets for a variety of corporate and nonprofit clients.
Shanna was a professional actress for over 12 years and has been featured in more than 100 film and television projects. She is also an experienced producer with years of experience as an Associate Producer for a variety of television projects for networks like The History Channel and TruTV. She has also produced six short films in the US that tackle social issues, and several video projects in India to support a school for disabled children and to raise awareness on the plight of eunuchs in Indian society. Shanna is now also a Consulting Producer on Restoring Balance: Autism Recovery, a groundbreaking documentary by brain trauma specialist Ryan Hetrick.
Shanna is a lifelong humanitarian and is most proud of her non-profit work around the world. Since Hurricane Katrina she has been involved in several large recovery efforts in the south, including the Great Flood of 2016 in Louisiana that affected her hometown of Gonzales and surrounding areas. In the disaster over 450k people lost their homes in a 1000 Year Flood. In August of 2017, she also returned from her honeymoon to help survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Shanna has partnered with major corporations and local humanitarians to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in practical resources and cash donations to support families in recovery.
She is also very active with a variety of charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area, and is compelled to support programs that assist the homeless and advocate for women and children in crisis (Friends in Deed), empower mentally and physically challenged adults (AMVA, Actors for Autism, FVO), and animal rescue programs (like Kitty Bungalow: Charm School for Wayward Cats where she adopted her own little spoiled fella named ‘Beau Nola’ in honor of New Orleans).
Shanna’s range of experience & references may be best viewed on LinkedIn.
Interested in having Shanna speak or teach on social media, emcee an event, be the face of your next commercial campaign, or produce a special project for your team? Contact her today.