Shawn grew up in a rural community in northwest Oklahoma where his father worked as a property and casualty insurance agent along with taking care of the family farm. His mother worked as a teacher for over 20 years before retiring. During high school, Shawn’s activities included participation in multiple sports along with leadership activities in FFA and Student Council. During the summer months, he spent his time working on the family farm.
After graduating high school, Shawn attended the University of Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance. While attending college full time he worked part time jobs in gymnasium centers. Activities during college included being a member of the varsity cheerleading squad performing during football and basketball games, being selected as an NCA All-American, and being a member of a Collegiate National Championship winning squad.
After college, Shawn worked in a bond information company for 3 years before being recruited to work in a financial planning firm as a sales assistant. He worked there for 18 years before transitioning into a financial advisor role with DBM Wealth Management.
Shawn and his wife Michelle spend their free time traveling along with visiting nieces and nephews. Shawn is an active member of the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce currently serving as an Ambassador. Shawn is also a member of the Northwest Oklahoma City Rotary International organization. Other personal interests include officiating high school and small college football. He also serves as President of the OKC Metro Officials Association.