Shawn is a Northern California native that is finally making the jump to San Francisco. He started programming in high school making Flash games with friends. He attended CSU Sacramento and majored in Computer Science with a focus on Graphics and AI, and minored in Physics, completing graduate coursework specializing in AI and Security. Shawn taught adjunct courses at CSUS for two years, and as a summer project taught high school kids to make educational games for elementary school children. He joins ToyTalk from a Silicon Beach digital signage startup, Enplug. In his free time, Shawn likes to relax by watching movies and playing video games with his wife, Tiffany.