A member of Ulkatcho Indian Band, Shawn brings a wealth of experience as a senior executive, executive director, and management consultant. He has worked in, for, and with First Nations communities and organizations across Canada, including as Director of Operations for the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat, and as a management consultant providing financial services to First Nations communities and organizations in British Columbia. He was most recently the Executive Director and Lead Negotiator for the Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council and the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance. He has a background in the Certified General Accountants Association of Professional Studies and has a Master’s of Business Administration.

He brings with him a strong background in strategic planning, project management, policy governance, finance, and communications.