Shawn fought a courageous 10 year battle with Melanoma. In June of 2003 he found a discolored and raised mole on his back. He went to the dermatologist and the labs came back, Melanoma. After he had it surgically removed and they biopsied his lymph nodes he was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma. Shawn courageously hoped for a cure by participating in several treatment trials, he fought through the physical and mental anguish of cancer, and he did everything that he could do because he was determined to live.
Shannon has been appointed Chairman of the Board and CEO of Project M Foundation. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and Student of the Year with a Master's in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University. Her undergrad work was completed at San Diego State University in Communications. Currently, she is a top Sales Director for an Orthopedic Medical Device Manufacturer. She has been influential in developing and driving a team to market leading sales growth.
Ryan is the COO of Project M Foundation. It is his vision that Project M becomes a multi-million dollar foundation helping fund and support the fight against Melanoma cancer. Though far from that goal, he believes the right team has been assembled to ensure Project M's future success. Ryan is currently a Senior Business Analyst at Cymer, a leader in semiconductor capital equipment. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University.
Brianne is the Chief Communications Officer at Project M Foundation. She graduated Cum Laude from California State University San Marcos. After graduating she became the Business Development Manager at Willis of Illinois. Currently, she is a Senior Sales Representative for an Orthopedic Medical Device Manufacturer.
Mark is the Chief Financial Officer at Project M Foundation. He graduated with his Master's degree in mathematics from University of Notre Dame and PhD in mathematics from the University of Illinois, Chicago. After graduating, he began a career as an actuary, obtaining his Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society. Currently, he is the Director of Reserving at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurance company.
Kevin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Project M Foundation. He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Political Science and while also playing three years of collegiate basketball. He has continued his athletic aspirations by competing in triathlons, including Ironman. Kevin has become a top Sales Representative for an Orthopedic Medical Device Manufacturer. In his spare time he moonlights as DJ Oso Grande, performing in over 30 cities around the country.
Laura is the VP of Marketing and PR. She selflessly gave her time and talents to Project M for the last year as a volunteer. We are now proud to have her officially on the team. Laura is the creative director behind the image and message of the foundation. She is a Communications Supervisor for a market leading technology company in San Diego and is completing her Masters in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University.