Shawn comes from a blue-color immigrant family and grew up in communities across Canada. After graduating from Lester B. Pearson High School in Calgary, Shawn studied both at the University of Calgary and Ryerson University. He worked with various organizations in Government and the Private Sector. He was part of the University of Calgary's PES and the first Solar Car team. At Ryerson, Shawn was active in numerous student groups on campus.
Shawn volunteered with many organizations including the YMCA, C&DCL, and Habitat for Humanity. He received awards from Calgary Board of Education and Government of Alberta. He represented Alberta at National Cricket Tournaments.
Shawn is passionate about individual freedoms, multiculturalism, safe communities, public health care, elder care, and sustainable technologies. He appreciates the enthusiasm of the PC candidates in the upcoming election- but emphasizes Alberta must have a strong Liberal Caucus.