Dustin Ray Shannon is not your typical Real Estate Salesperson.
From a young age, he’s always had a keen fascination in abandoned cemeteries and the ghost towns that scatter rural America. Ultimately, he was drawn to local histories and published four books, with three more in the works, that covered topics including abandoned amusement parks, regional history, and the spooky stories that weave their way through time. The Sanborn Cemetery Project and the town of Chico are among his recent works driven by his appreciation of history, but you can read about more of his efforts in multiple articles by the Salina Journal.
For many years, he dreamt of being a real estate salesperson. The inspiration struck Dustin as he watched his grandparents manage rental properties and immersed himself in popular TV shows like Property Virgins, hosted by Sandra Rinomato. However, life first took him down a different path. He spent three years working as the executive assistant of an aviation logistics and operations consulting firm and sunk more than 11 years volunteering and interning at the Smoky Hill Museum, Wichita Postcard Club, Smoky Valley Historical Society, and the Old Cowtown Museum.
Dustin continued to pursue his desire to preserve the past by collecting antiques and, in 2007, starting the Shannon Historical Associates non-profit. The organization is dedicated to the research of genealogy, cemeteries, and relics of the past.
All-the-while, that distinct dream of helping home buyers and homeowners with their real estate needs remained strong. His ample work with extinct towns, cemeteries, and the past has given him a unique eye for real estate and an understanding of what makes local municipalities so special. Dustin puts his passion into all things, and he will strive to provide clients with a satisfying conclusion to their real estate needs.
At the end of the day, if it’s done by Dustin Ray Shannon, it’s going to be done correctly.