Shawn is an educator, guide and Dad. He has taught at the primary and secondary levels at the Elizabeth Academy and the Garfield School in Salt Lake City, UT and the Oakley School in Park City, UT. In addition to his classroom duties, Shawn has established various programs for his students including Farm to Table, Life On the River and snow sport programs.
When not working directly with students, Shawn is an alpine ski coach at Park City Mountain Resort, a PSIA ski instructor, back country ski guide, mountaineer and professional River Guide in the Interior West and Alaska. Shawn’s academic work includes an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and he is currently completing his graduate work in Social Innovation at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
Shawn lives in Park City, UT with his daughter, a student-athlete who is pursuing her dreams of competing as a Nordic athlete in the Olympics one day!