Founder of Blind Beginnings, Advocate for the Blind Community, MEd in Counselling, Retired Paralympian and Mother
Shawn is an inspiring role model with a rich and accomplished list of achievements including: an International Internship as a Learning Support Assistant at a School for the Blind in England, competing as a tandem cyclist at the 2004 Paralympic Games, serving on multiple Not-for-Profit Boards and Societies, providing blind awareness training programs in educational and corporate organizations throughout BC, as well as successfully managing Blind Beginnings since 2008.
Shawn steps into the unknown with courage, confidence, and compassion, embracing change and growth for all people within her sphere of influence, including herself. Thoughtful and meticulous, Shawn loves serving the BC community and shares her broad knowledge and experience with a finely honed sense of humour, a balanced perspective, and unswerving commitment.
To ensure that Blind Beginnings is run to the highest benefit of their constituents, Shawn has surrounded herself with a team of people (both blind and sighted) who have business acumen and expertise in every realm required for the effective leadership and operations management of this small but mighty Not-for-Profit society.
And in addition to all that, Shawn is married and has a two-year old son Nicholas.
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