Shawn grew up in Franklin, Wisconsin.
He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife, Liz Heimerl-Rolland, and their two daughters and two dogs. Their son has moved out of the nest to attend UW-Milwaukee.
Shawn spends his "free time" taking in his kids' academic and athletic events, walking the dogs, volunteering for community causes, and grabbing dinner with Liz.
On the county board, he seeks to be a voice for strategic, evidence-based, data-driven, socially-progressive and fiscally-responsible decision-making.