Shawn brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience in the arts, higher education, the environment and social services and has a strong background working with LGBTQ youth. During his tenure at The San Diego LGBT Center, he helped establish the first drop in center and permanent supportive housing project for LGBTQ youth in San Diego. He then served as the Executive Director of My Friend’s Place, a drop in center for homeless youth in Los Angeles. In addition, Shawn has been a member of the development team at Harvard University, the American Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Equality California and, most recently, The Nature Conservancy. A native Vermonter, he earned his B.S. in Communications from Boston University.