Originally from New Orleans, LA, Shawn moved to Lake Stevens in 2009 while on active duty in the United States Navy. In 2011, after 20 years of dedicated service he retired. His three children Kaitlyn, Annalise, and Michael each graduated from Lake Stevens High School.
Following the Navy, Shawn was recruited by Community Health Center of Snohomish County to serve as a medical practice manager in their Lynnwood Clinic. He would in time go on to manage their medical and dental clinics in Arlington and help establish new dental services in Edmonds and walk in services Lynnwood.
Snohomish Health District next recruited Shawn to work as the Health Care Coalition coordinator, working with members from the healthcare industry across Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan and Island counties to develop regional emergency and disaster response plans. In 2017, he was promoted to Administrative Service Director, providing leadership and oversight to the agency’s Finance, Human Resources, Information System, Facility and Fleet, Privacy and Public Records departments and programs. In 2019 he was appointed the Administrative Officer for Snohomish Health District, responsible for the day to day operations of the agency.
Shawn serves as a commissioner of the Lake Stevens Veterans Association and is a member of the Lake Stevens Rotary.