Shawn grew up in SoCal with a National Forest at his backdoor. After high school, he worked as a traffic engineer in the greater Los Angeles area for a few years before deciding he was becoming a city boy. His love of the outdoors being stronger than his love of the city, he packed his belongings up and headed out on a 6-month road trip that never really ended. He spent the next five years traveling to different farms learning homesteading practices. He then settled in Northern Idaho where he could hike, bike and raft to his heart’s content. For the past two summers, he has been guiding canoe trips on the Upper Missouri River in Montana. This summer he is excited to share his love of National Parks with Austin Adventures.