Shaun is practically a native Lakelander since his family moved to Lakeland before he was 1. He has tried out a variety of sports, some rare in Central Florida (water polo, underwater hockey), only to find out that he is not very good at any rare sports along with the common ones. When he is not trying to stay fit, he tries to avoid doing home improvement projects and landscaping projects for his wife.
Shaun left Lakeland for Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University and pursue a biomedical engineering degree as he thought that was an interesting field to go into that also would be helping people. After Vanderbilt, he transitioned into the Jesuit Volunteer Corps to help as a social worker working in a low-income neighborhood in Syracuse, New York. Shaun joined the CPS team in 2007 as an intern while attending USF for his accounting degrees just when the recession was getting started. Being part of the CPS team has many times meant assisting the advisors with tax planning and preparation for individuals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporations, partnerships, and non-profits. Shaun is passionate about helping CPS clients achieve financial independence.
Shaun earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees of Accountancy (M.Acc.) from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida and is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He managed to stay married while studying for the CPA and CFP® and is still married.