Shawn began his gymnastics career in high school and has never looked back. Dedicated to the sport and physical discipline of gymnastics, Shawn attended Cal State University Long Beach working toward a BA in Physical Education. As an individual gymnast, Shawn has won many awards. Beginning in high school where he was the Los Angeles City gymnastics finalist three years in a row. A highlight in his gymnastics career was participation in the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics. He has received accolades from such diverse groups as the LAPD Police Activity League and the Special Olympics Committee of Southern California. Shawn has personally trained a Special Olympics gymnast who, under his guidance, won four (4) gold medals. His experience spans over 20 years and encompasses more avenues of gymnastics than most gymnasts see in their lifetime.