Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Growing up in northwest Iowa, Zittritsch was raised with music in his veins, watching family members perform and play since birth. At a time in his life where everything was broken, including his hip, Zittritsch’s father taught him how to play guitar while recovering from surgery. He hasn’t stopped picking since, having played all over northwest Iowa with amazing people that have become lifelong friends. That journey has now landed him and his guitar in She’s With Us.
As soon as Thiessen learned to speak, he started singing. Unsurprisingly that led him to being active in chorus, band, and musicals throughout his high school and collegiate career. In search of an escape from playing the tuba in pep band, he picked up a bass and hasn’t put it down since, choosing instead to lay down bass lines for She’s With Us.
Starting out on the piano at the age of 7, Shaughnessy turned his attention to drums by middle school, begging his parents for an entire year for his first five-piece kit. He went on to cut his teeth in church of all places, eventually being a fill-in drummer for a couple of bands on occasion before taking a seat behind She’s With Us.