Shawn lives his life with compassion for others and a deep belief in helping those in need. “You never know what someone else is going through and a simple act of kindness may mean the world to them.” It’s a kindness that Shawn extends to animals as well. Over the years, he has rescued many pets, including his current fur-baby, Stark, and has volunteered in local rescues and the Humane Society. Even with his busy volunteering commitments, Shawn still finds time to support his beloved Carolina Gamecocks, indulge in his love for music and film, and keep up-to-date with his favorite fantasy book series. Shawn’s late grandfather, a Vietnam veteran, was his mentor and hero in life and taught Shawn the importance of wisdom and giving back to others.