Shawn has spent his entire life on and around the water. He began his career in the marine industry in 1982 with the local Hatteras Yachts Dealer in Urbanna, Virginia. Shawn has been a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain since 1986 and is a licensed HAM radio operator (KM4AAE). He has worked exclusively in the marine electronics field since the early 1990s. He began his business, Marine Installations, in 1998. Shawn regularly attends seminars and training to remain current in the field and is NMEA 2000 certified as well as an ABYC certified electrical technician.