Shane was born and raised in Fuquay, NC. He joined the Army after high school and spent the next 7 years jumping out of planes and generally having fun. After leaving the Army, Shane began taking flight lessons with the reasoning that pilots have fewer knee problems than paratroopers.

While he works on getting his pilot’s license, Shane decided to use his infectious personality in another way. He began working at Haywood Animal Hospital in 2022 with his wife, Alexandria.

When not at work, Shane can be found reading, working out, flying planes, or competing in marksmanship competitions.