Shane is an Iowa native, a follower of Jesus, a husband to Cheryl for 19 years, and a father of three teenagers. Shane and his family live in the Des Moines, IA area having moved back almost 10 years ago after living out of state for awhile in Illinois, Florida, Ohio and Indiana.
Shane is the founder and President of 4:15 Communications, a social media and communications consulting and management firm, specializing in social media account creation, social media strategy audits, blog creation and management, social media account management, online written content for websites, blog content, public relations, and press release distribution.
Shane has 20 years of working in non-profit organizations, and ten years of experience with public relations, community networking, social media marketing, and blogging. He is also an experienced public speaker and trainer.
Shane’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts, a multi-contributor site that provides “stimulating Christian & conservative news and commentary” on culture, current events, faith, ministry, theology and politics. Shane also contributes to The Des Moines Register’s From The Right blog, American Principles in Action, Truth in American Education and has had editorials published with publications such as POLITICO, The Hill, & Fox News. Shane was recently recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa because of his political blogging.