Shawn has been an integral part of luxury golf communities for the past 28 years. His career started in 1989 as an Assistant Golf Professional. In 1990, he went to Desert Mountain in North Scottsdale and 9 years later began his climb to Director of Golf and General Manager at luxury developments around the Western United States. His involvements in high-end operations lead him to opportunities abroad, one of which was Loch Lomond World Invitational at Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland. Throughout his career, he has been blessed with the opportunity to meet countless, extraordinary and influential people, building lifelong relationships and friends.
Through his personal real estate investments, Shawn believed a career in the high-end luxury real estate would be a perfect fit. Developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships, coupled with integrity, honesty, a diligent work ethic, and faith had offered him success in the past and are integral values he brought with him to real estate. Shawn joined the Forest Highlands real estate team in 2007 and has maintained the top producing role in the community each year, accounting for over $225 million in sales. Shawn is consistently ranked in the top five among Northern Arizona real estate professionals for sales volume and highest average price per sale. His experiences and proven track record in the “people business” and “real estate business” ensures a confidence in all of the people he encounters.
Shawn has been married to Lori, his college sweetheart for over 25 years (1993). They have 2 beautiful daughters; Kennedy (20) and Lauren (16). Lori has been a licensed realtor since 1994 and spent a few years selling at Desert Mountain, Marin County, CA and currently at Forest Highlands. Kennedy is a junior at Grand Canyon University, Majoring in English and Business Minor. She is a great student and has made the Dean’s List each semester she has been there and loves being a part of GCU’s “HAVOC’s” student group. Lauren is a senior at Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff and has her eyes set on either Pepperdine or GCU for her undergraduate studies.
Luxury golf community involvement: (1989-Present)
- TPC @ Piper Glen- Charlotte, NC | Golf Professional 1990
- Treetops/Sylvan Resort- Gaylord, MI | Golf Professional 1991
- Desert Mountain Club- Scottsdale, AZ | Head Golf Professional 1991-1999
- Montreaux G&CC- Reno, NV | Director of Golf 1999-2000
- StoneTree GC- Marin County, CA | General Manager of Golf 2000-2004
- Pine Canyon GC- Flagstaff, AZ | General Manager of Golf 2004-2006
-Operations Assistant- The Tradition @ Desert Mountain 1990-1999
-Host Professional for the inaugural Reno/Tahoe Open (PGA Tour); Montreaux G&CC
-Operations Asst.- Loch Lomond World Invitational (European Tour), Scotland 1997-1999
-Professional Golfer’s Assoc. (PGA) – Elected 1994
-Past Board Member- Flagstaff Community Christian School
Nebraska Western College- Golf Scholarship, General Business (1986-1988)
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI; BA Marketing/Professional Golf Management (1989-1993)