Shawn was raised in the small town of Dixon, California. She was very much a girly girl mixed with a dose of sass and spunk. As a child she wanted to be a mermaid. That desire matured into wanting to become an architect after helping her parents comb through books of blue prints to find the perfect home to build. In high school, a successful and satisfying social activism project made Shawn want to pursue law. In 2007, Shawn graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science focused on pre-law and a minor in Psychology.

Although Shawn is newly a processor, she has a lot to bring to the table with the most extensive resume out of all of us. Shawn has held numerous job titles in her semi-short life, including: babysitter, office assistant, hostess, server, bartender, sales associate, water truck driver, heavy equipment operator, logistical coordinator, manager, assistant clothing buyer, and payroll processor. Many of the positions she held concurrently. Shawn also has a year of law school under her belt which has been an asset when comprehending legal jargon for compliance. Shawn is a wizard with numbers. Shawn is known for her attention to detail, lack of errors in her work, and her ability to catch other’s mistakes; a positive result of her being OCD.

Fun fact about Shawn Modar: Her calves are massive, even bigger than Jimmy’s! They know because they measured.

Outside of work, Shawn rarely sits still. She’s a creative talent whose brain doesn’t stop. She likes all things home related such as décor, antique hunting, renovations, and gardening- she’s OBSESSED with flowers. Shawn likes to flip homes with Jim, her husband, and takes pleasure in lending renovation advice to friends. She also enjoys running and hiking (where there are no snakes). She can paint things almost as good an artist. She’s a self-taught graphic designer; the genius behind our logo. Shawn is a master at crafting awesome shit and loves event planning too. She will forever be a diehard fashionista. Oh, and she’s probably the best gift wrapper we know! If you ever get a ‘Shawn gift’, you’ll know what we’re talking about. It’s no wonder why her friends call her Jane of all Trades.


Here’s a few of her favorite things:

Quote: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated” – Oscar Wilde

 Movie:  Now and Then

Song:  Night Moves by Bob Seger

Adult Beverage:  A hoppy IPA or a glass of red wine, just depends on the time of day!

Food:  Tacos

House Style:  French Eclectic, Spanish Revival, or California Bungalow… Essentially anything in Sacramento’s Fab Forties neighborhood.