A native of western NC, Shawn earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in Psychology with a minor in Health. Appalachian State is where she met her husband Steve and they moved to Raleigh NC to start their family. While in Raleigh, Shawn worked in Healthcare and became a manager in a home care agency, doctor’s office, and hospital. During this time, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Business through Averett University, of Danville VA.
Shawn returned with her family to Western NC nine years ago to be a manager with a local hospital where Shawn was the manager at Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville. Shawn managed several inpatient and several outpatient programs, including areas such as Dental, Peds, PICU, NICU, NICU Follow up Clinic, Asthma, Peds Cancer Center, Safe Kids, Family Support Network. In 2012, she presented the work of an outreach program to the NC Institute of Medicine.
Community and volunteer work is an important part of Shawn’s life. She has held several community volunteer and board member positions during the past 6 years (including President of Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County). She joined Silver Ridge in May 2019 and is working towards becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.
In her free time, Shawn enjoys spending time with her family and dogs and spending time exploring the beauty of western NC, and all it offers.