about

My name is Shawn Schaller, and I firmly believe that, in their 30's, almost everyone goes through a serious-hobby phase. For some, it's a well-manicured lawn. For others, it's crafting. For me, it's trying to decide whether I like the word "vodcast." For years I've had a strong desire to grow a geeky digital presence. Although it's slow-going, I now have an amateur-looking set of 2.5 shows and a website to my name, and I'm quite proud.

I live in Olathe, KS, with my beautiful geeky-in-a-different-way wife Heather, and our hilarious half-basset-half-lab Charlie. (Seriously, he looks like a big wiener dog.) I grew up with three brothers, one sister, and two parents in a tiny town called St. Leo, KS, about an hour west-southwest of Wichita, KS. I enjoy collecting retro video games, nerdy multimedia franchises that started in the 90s, watching and playing sports, and learning new technical skills.

By profession I'm a Learning Technology Analyst for Terracon, and I have prior experience as a Test Developer, Instructional Designer, and Merchandise Analyst. I received a master's degree in Journalism - Digital Content Strategy in August 2017, and bachelor's degrees in Journalism - Strategic Communications and Spanish - Language and Literature in May 2012, all from the University of Kansas. I also have an Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) as of April 2020, as well as professional certificates in Social Media Strategy and Data Interpretation and Communication, both from the University of Kansas in August 2017. For more professional information, I try to upkeep my LinkedIn page and something of a portfolio on Google Drive.

I'm not sure how to wrap this page up. Just know that I'm a little weird, not very good at most things, and extremely happy that you're here. If you want more information about Avatar: The Last Podcasters or PokéMalarkey, please visit those pages respectively, and keep your eyes out for one more of a slightly different ilk and format (the ".5" noted earlier) in the near future. Thanks for visiting my website!