Shawn hails from Ottawa, Canada. He is a lifelong computer geek, having written his first database application at the age of 12. His venture into the online word began when he started a bulletin board system while in high school. He has been a web developer since 1995, building sites and applications for clients in government, non-profit and the private sector in both Canada and the United States. He is now the Chief Technology Officer at Actionable Books.