Today, as an avid traveler, wine connoisseur and entrepreneur, Shawn is a true renaissance man who shares insight
into life, personal growth, goal setting, relationships, entrepreneurship, business strategy, leadership, finance,
customer service, business development and more with those to aim achieve higher personally and professionally.
Shawn was born in Austell, GA yet spent the majority of his childhood in Alaska where he graduated high school.
Growing up, he played competitive basketball, soccer, baseball, and also loved skiing the fresh powder Alaska
provides. It was in high school where Shawn found one of his life’s passions: Singing.
Shawn had no idea singing would change his life forever.
During his senior year, his swing choir went to sunny Southern California for a competition put on by The Young Americans
. And there is where his first goals were set. At 18, Shawn decided
to move to California and had three goals:
- Get a record deal
- Travel the USA
- Get on MTV
Naive to how lofty those goals were, he set out the path. He moved to California 2 weeks after high school graduation
and joined The Young Americans
where he learned
song, dance, performance, auditioning, and most of all he met and developed some of his long-term friends who
all shared his same passion of performing and sharing life through their craft of dance, voice, and performance.
Within 3 years of moving to California, Shawn achieved what many set out their entire life to achieve. Through
an extensive auditioning process, Shawn was selected from thousands to join the music group, N-Motion. N-Motion
was the creation of Kenneth Feld of Feld Entertainment, renowned songwriter Jeff Barry, and Richard Goldstein.
N-Motion recorded an album on Warner Bros Records and traveled the USA with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
as the co-headlining act. N-Motion performed in virtually every major arena in the USA with a 6 and 1/2 week
stint at Madison Square Garden. N-Motion’s music video aired on Entertainment Television, E-TV, and many other
mainstream programs. N-Motion also performed the National Anthem at a number of prestigious sporting events
including the New York Knicks playoffs at Madison Square Garden. And of course, the last goal of appearing
on MTV happened. During the end of N-Motion’s stint, Shawn began to think about the next chapter of life and
began to think about what he wanted to do next. Always the entrepreneur and big picture thinker, Shawn decided
to forego going back to college and began the journey of an entrepreneur. He was never afraid of hard work
since his days of delivering newspapers in 30 degree below zero Alaska.
Shawn had no idea how long and how hard the journey of entrepreneur would be. Keeping odd sales jobs including
B2B sales, insurance sales, waiting on tables, and trying pretty much every get rich quick idea, Shawn never
In 2002, he started what became his first successful business venture, Uniguest
Uniguest began as a 1-man operation from his house in Memphis, TN to today being a successful company in Nashville,
TN. Uniguest saw rapid growth and achieved Inc. 500 status, a dream of many entrepreneurs.
Shawn would like to thank Jason Stoltenberg for believing in him and his dream by being Shawn’s first investor
in Uniguest. Jason’s faith in Shawn allowed Shawn to live his dream and it will never be forgotten.
Shawn’s life today is broken into three facets: Mentor/Coach/Philanthropist.
Shawn mentors by sharing his experiences and answering questions under the name Ask A MillionaireTM
This is his way of mentoring as many people as possible. And hundreds of thousands of people from all over
the world tune in to hear and engage in Shawn’s social media channels.
Shawn’s business, Ask A Millionaire, LLC, offers life and business coaching to individuals seeking to elevate their
life especially in the areas of entrepreneurship.
You will find Shawn sponsoring various wine and food charity events benefitting numerous non-profit organizations.