Shawn is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. During his final year of law school, Shawn studied abroad at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in International Trade and Investment Law. While earning his undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University, Shawn was a varsity level athlete in both Hockey and Olympic Style Wrestling. Prior to embarking on his academic pursuits in University, Shawn was a Major Junior Hockey player in the OHL. Originally from Toronto, he has coached AAA hockey teams in the GTHL, and has volunteered and mentored for several youth community programs including Big Brothers. When not working, Shawn enjoys following and playing sports, skiing, hiking and travelling.