Shawn has had a multifaceted career in law enforcement, manufacturing, government and financial services, finally retiring in 2009 as a CIO and VP of Operations for a financial services company. In his spare time he also managed a 29 year Army officer career in the active service and the  reserve and National Guard. In his spare time he is active at both the diocesan and local level in his parish.

Helen is also a retired national guard officer and served for many years in higher education as an administrator and housing officer. She is also active in her local parish, serving on vestry and on the finance committee. She also serves as president of Green Mountain Pug Rescue and spends much of her spare time saving dogs from sad situations.