Shawn was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has had an entrepreneurial spirit from the beginning. He started his own business at the age of 10. In 1999, he began to work as an insurance broker for one of the first online insurance Brokerage houses. There he obtained all of his residential and non-residential insurance licenses to sell insurance in 14+ states. In 2000, he set out on his own and began to build a book of business.