Shawn leads Blue Ventures' team in Madagascar as Country Director, a position he has held since February 2012. Prior to his current position, Shawn was Madagascar Conservation Coordinator, responsible for oversight of BV's conservation programmes at field sites in Andavadoaka, Belo-sur-Mer and Maintirano. From January 2009 to August 2010, he managed the Velondriake LMMA initiative in Andavadoaka. Before joining the BV team Shawn was Project Coordinator for the conservation NGO ReefDoctor in Ifaty, Madagascar from 2007 to 2009. Shawn served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer from 2005 - 2007, in the remote coastal village of Antsanitia near Mahajunga, Madagascar, where he worked on agricultural development and public health.
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