Shane grew up on a horse farm in Boulder County, Colorado, with a love for the land and the lifestyle, and developed a passion for early era tractors.
That upbringing primed him with mechanical, electric, and plumbing know how. This was followed by years of experience in residential, commercial building and auto maintenance.
He was invited on a reposition trip of Westward to Mexico. Discovering the Westward, the Catalyst (old wooden boats) and their crew, he feels happy and lucky to join them and share the experience and learn this new lifestyle.