Shawn is a California native who traded beaches for mountains in 2000 when she landed in Wyoming. She and her husband Chris raised their two boys in Jackson and then moved to a little cabin the Big Holes in 2018. Shawn is grant writer and fundraising consultant who has worked for nonprofit organizations in the greater Teton area for 20 years. She has raised funding for the arts, environment, youth, parks and open space, wildlife and pets and currently serves on the board of Downtown Driggs Association. Formerly, she served on the board of Teton County, WY/Parks and Recreation and Womentum, and arts-based committees at the Center for the Arts and St. John’s Hospital. An idea generator, writer, and networker, Shawn is passionate about words and music, strong coffee, clever placemaking projects, and community.
“I believe in the power of community and our ability to help each other. The Community Foundation of Teton Valley gets dollars on the ground efficiently, through local nonprofit partners. I am excited to be a part of this vital organization.”