Shawn’s love of storytelling began when she was just a little girl. Her father would read aloud to her and her three sisters every evening before bed. She remembers sitting on her knees intently listening to her Dad’s expressive narration to the classic stories of “The Little Princess”, “Secret Garden”, and “The Hobbit”. It was then she came to understand how one’s voice can help a writer connect to the reader. From this experience, her passion for writing and sharing stories quickly grew and her love for journalism blossomed. Shawn participated in her high school newspaper and was even the Editor in Chief at one point. Naturally journalism seemed to be the obvious choice for her major in college, however, she soon realized that profession was a little too cut-throat and competitive and instead a degree in marketing and communications seemed to be a much better fit. Eventually, she found a career in the A/E industry as a marketing professional and has since been working to connect and collaborate with clients, consultants, and in-house teams to ensure their marketing objectives are met.
As the Marketing Manager for Dreyfuss + Blackford, Shawn still gets to tell stories on a daily basis. She uses her storytelling ability to craft engaging and effective content in order to develop deeper connections with clients and their projects. Whether its through the production of a proposal, press package, or a social media post, Shawn strives to deliver a strong message to every client that ultimately says “We understand your issue and this is how we can help to solve it in this unique and innovative way”.
When she isn’t generating leads or producing the next major proposal, Shawn loves to spend time with her son, Everett and her husband, Andrew travelling and working on projects around their house.
“Three things I can’t get enough of? Well, to be honest, I have WAY more than three things, but I can’t get enough of Bravo television (reality TV is my absolute guilty pleasure), interior design, and more than anything spending time with my son, Everett. Being a mom really tops everything in all actuality, but I have to admit that fashion, music, and a good glass of wine also fuel me. Each of these help me unwind and recharge at the end of the day.”
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications
California State University, Sacramento
Member, SMPS Sacramento