Shawn earned his Music Masters from Cal State Long Beach. He has performed with the Long Beach Opera, and played numerous roles with Mission Opera, Landmark Opera, Riverside Lyric Opera, Pacific Lyric Opera Association, Repertory Opera Theatre, Celestial Opera, Capitol Opera and LA Met l’Opera. He has performed in many musicals and Gilbert and Sullivan shows. He sings in several churches throughout So Cal, is a staff singer for the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Cal Phil, and GSPO. Shawn has been a Choral Teacher since 1986 in Elementary, Junior High, High School, and was a Vocal Instructor at Cal Baptist University. He has taught theatre, is the vocal coach for the All American Boys Choir, and a founding board member of Mission Opera.