In 2004, with a successful career in fashion and in church planting, Shannon Hopkins arrived in London, UK and found herself to be the catalyst for a number of transformative projects.

Shannon’s vision, skills and passion coupled with a Texan can-do attitude saw her bring people together from all over the western world to consider some of society’s problems and design creative solutions for eradicating them.

As the projects developed, a community of people grew around her, all wanting to make a difference, to act and not just wax lyrical about how to change the world.

That community became a collective of talented, entrepreneurial and passionate folk called Matryoshka Haus.