Although born in Houston, Texas, Shane grew up a Navy brat and moved all over. After graduating from Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, he enlisted in the Navy as a 4th generation sailor. During his time in the service, he visited places like Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Diego Garcia, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Hawaii, etc… While serving in the Navy, Shane was able to serve aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson alongside his father. After getting out, he was discovered by the General Manager of NorthStar Sportswear who eventually hired Shane to be a Military Sales Representative for the company. That was over 27 years ago, and Shane has been working in the promotional products industry ever since. He is happily married to Sheri and has 3 adult children, Philip (Army Veteran), Noah (Active Duty Army) and Sydney as well as 2 beautiful grandchildren, Nicholas and Charlotte. He loves attending sports events and can often be found at Harbor Park watching the Norfolk Tides or chilling at the beach. His motto is, “Passion breeds enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is contagious.”
Causes You Support – Tunnels for Towers, PIN Ministry, D.A.V., Wounded Warriors of America, SPCA
Favorite Sports Team(s) – San Diego Padres & SAN DIEGO Chargers (yeah, I know they are in Los Angeles now, but they will always be the San Diego Chargers to me)
Pet Peeves – Rudeness and Arrogance
Favorite Quote – “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman. Another favorite by Ronald Reagan: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
Volunteer Roles – Ministry Lead and Adult Small Group teacher at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church Men’s Ministry.
Favorite Promotional Product and Why – The Vacuum sealed mug/tumbler. Finally a way to keep my coffee hot for longer than it takes me to drink it. It has a purpose and it is great for branding because it can be carried anywhere. It’s like a mini-billboard on the move.
Childhood Hero – Honk Kong Phooey… seriously though, my Father who is a Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart twice and the Bronze Star as a field medic. Also, my Mother for putting up with my Father and raising two great kids (said humbly).
Favorite Band(s) – Soooo many to list, but off the top of my head… Jimmy Buffett, Chicago, Huey Lewis and the News, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Don Williams, Van Halen, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, Elton John, Aerosmith, Beatles, The Monkees, Manhattan Transfer, Rat Pack, …
What I do when no one is looking – Dance
Favorite Book – C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters”
Favorite Song – “Screen Door” by Rich Mullins
Favorite Place to Travel – Anywhere tropical
My Superpower – Cracking myself up….but I don’t wear a cape…no capes. 🙂
Favorite Condiment – BBQ Sauce
Your dinner guest choice (dead or alive) – Ronald Reagan
Celebrity Crush – I have remained married for over 25 years because I don’t answer questions like this. 🙂
Favorite B Corps – Murphy’s Naturals, Townshend Cellar, Saranac Building