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After working as a successful account manager in the office furniture industry, Shawn decided he needed to do something that truly “fed his soul.” From a very early age, he had been interested in food, especially desserts. Desserts had always taken center stage at his family’s parties when he was growing up. Shawn’s mother had supported this interest by encouraging him to get his hands into ingredients and transform them into sweet creations.

Read Shawn's inspiring story at Kiva's Medium page.

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