As a Leader, Trainer, and Motivational Speaker, Shaun has spent the last 22 years owning and operating his own business, advising Fortune 500 Organizations on how to achieve World Class Performance through an Engaged World Class Team of People working together to deliver a World Class Experience and/or Product.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of people from different stages around the world including as a featured speaker at NYU’s Leadership Conference in New York City, at NADA’s (National Auto Dealer Association) National Convention in New Orleans, at LINE-X’s Global Conference in Savannah, as well as at Toyota’s World Convention in Tokyo, just to name a few.
Shaun is also Certified in Gallup’s Strengths Theory and StrengthsFinder Instrument, designed to help people identify, understand, and positively apply their Signature Themes of Talent, as well as their Q12 and CE11 Instruments which are designed to measure both Associate as well as Client Engagement.
Shaun was raised in the rural and majestic mountains of western Montana where he learned the value and reward of hard work and discipline. Shaun is an Eagle Scout, he attended Brigham Young University, and is fluent in Spanish after having served a two-year mission in Argentina for his Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) at the age of 19. Today Shaun resides in Utah with his Beautiful Wife Melissa, and their three Wonderful Children, Jordan, Tyson, and Payton… All boys.
At Life Giving Resources I know our Mission is Sacred. There is nothing more Divine than the Decision to Honor the Legacy of a Loved One by choosing to Bless those in need through the Celestial Gift of Life.
Frequently, answers to prayer come through the generosity, compassion, and actions of others, many of whom we never meet.
We all have the capacity to be powerful instruments in the Hands of the Almighty and I consider it both an honor and a privilege to play some small role in supporting those that labor tirelessly in this Heavenly work.
May God Bless all those that Serve, Receive, and Give this Hallowed Gift.
In January 2007, after fighting for nearly a year for the opportunity, Christina became one of the first non-directed living kidney donors in the country in an intimate tribute to her aunt who died of renal failure at the untimely age of 31. Christina was 14 years old at that time and was dismissed as a candidate for donation because of her age.
She set it in her mind that one day she would make a difference to someone. At the age of 31, for obvious reasons, Christina approached her local transplant program with the intention to donate anonymously to someone on the transplant waiting list and was initially refused the opportunity. It didn’t take long to discover that very few non-directed donor programs existed nationwide. Christina initiated the Share Life Foundation and used the media to raise awareness about the need for nontraditional donor programs. The media attention generated an outpouring of support and an introduction to the man that would eventually become her recipient.
With a combination of time, patience, and a great deal of persistence, non-directed donor protocols were established. Christina and her recipient were among the first to participate in the revolutionary program. She went on to write about her experience in an article published by Progress in Transplantation entitled, “Perspective of a Nontraditional Living Donor” (June 2008).
Christina’s ambitions didn’t stop there. In March 2007, Christina channeled her passion for donation through her nursing career as a Procurement Transplant Coordinator. One year later she passed her ABTC Certification and served two years on the Procurement Ad Hoc Committee with NATCO where she taught the CPTC Review Course. That same year, Christina was appointed Counselor at Large on the UNOS Living Donor Committee. During her tenure, she was nominated to the KPD (Kidney Paired Donor) Pilot Program work group where she served on both the Interim Policy and Donor Chains Subcommittees to establish the protocols for the National Kidney Paired Donor program in effect today.
Christina’s passion and leadership in the organ donation and transplant industry is illustrated through many career accomplishments and speaking engagements. As a sponsored associate member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, she wrote an abstract that was published and selected for presentation at the ASTS Winter Symposium in Marco Island, Florida. She has been a guest speaker at the National annual NATCO Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as a keynote speaker at the University of Alabama Birmingham Grand Rounds, Alabama Organ Center Annual Conference, Baylor Symposium on Living Donation, Methodist Dallas Liver Institute Annual Patient Recognition and Town Hall, and LifeGift’s annual Team Hope Conference.
Christina has worked in the procurement and transplant industry for 13 years. During that time, she has served in supervisory roles and explored the culture of various OPOs through her experience as an independent contractor. She has also worked as a Liver Transplant Coordinator with Methodist Dallas Liver Institute. Christina was honored for her work with LifeGift through the Dr. Charles Van Buren Award for Excellence in Organ and Tissue Donation in 2018.
Christina received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Bevill State Community College and post graduate work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Christina resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her amazing four beautiful children, Caleb, Kammie, Clayton, and Colton.
When we turn on the news, we hear of all the negative and devastating things that are happening in the world. I have the honor to witness what most never see. Through my calling in this industry, I have been blessed to work with the BEST that humanity has to offer through the lives of those who have loved and lost, but haven’t lost their capacity for love. That selfless generosity has inspired my life. When I help others heal, the love inside of me grows. That’s the Gift behind the Gift of Life. The Mother of one of my donors told me that I was the best part of their family’s worst day. What an honor that was. All other career accomplishments paled in comparison to that moment because that’s why I’m here… to serve as a steward of love, light and healing.