Shane attended journalism school at Drake University, but graduated with a B.A. in youth ministry from Trinity International University. Shane is a native Iowan and has spent the last 20 years working in the non-profit world.
In 2006 Shane founded and is the editor-in-chief for Caffeinated Thoughts, a multi-contributor site that provides “stimulating Christian & conservative news and commentary” on culture, current events, faith, ministry, theology and politics. He 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.
Some of Shane’s past social media experience includes:
American Principles Project (provides public relations/direct communications/social media management for their Preserve Innocence Initiative)
Polk County Republicans (social media consulting, press releases, and online content)
- Serve Our Youth Network (website development, social media management, press releases, media relations, and public speaking)
Shane, his wife Cheryl and their three teenage children live in the Des Moines, IA Metro area.