Shawn has been building consumer web sites and internet companies for the last 15 years. Most recently he was on the founding team of uShip, the world's first online transportation exchange that now serves more than three million members across six continents. However, Shawn’s passion has always been the story of man. He studied Religion and Archaeology at Bowdoin College during which he spent time excavating in the Mediterranean, traveling to temple sites across South Asia and volunteering at Mother Teresa's missions in Kolkata. He credits his initial interest in the broad study of religion to his parent's unique experience of growing up in the Hindu tradition in the predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, while attending Jesuit schools; and his continuing journey in this field of study to the many teachers, classmates and friends with whom he has continued to learn.