Shawn started in the insurance industry in 1994 after he graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors degree in Business/Finance. During his employment as a captive insurance agent, he was promoted to Agency Management and was responsible for the recruitment, training and productivity of a Captive Agency force. Shawn learned much of his management skills and personal discipline while serving as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force National Guard. It was here that he learned to work with a diverse group of military professionals and developed the skills necessary to get the mission completed. As a licensed Independent Agent, Shawn understands the importance of designing a comprehensive plan for individuals and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with all Pacific Crests agents.