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Published On: November 18th, 2016


Get to know the Lakeshore Chinooks Assistant General Manager, Shawn Kison!    


Where were you born and raised?

Born in Missouri but grew up in Bay View and the mean streets of Cedarburg.

Where do you currently reside?

Greendale, Wisconsin

Family Members?

My wife, Katie, and our three kids: Braden (9), MaKenna (7), and Cailin (4)

Where did you attend college and your degree?

UW-La Crosse with degrees in Sports Management and Spanish.

Who is your biggest role model?

My parents!

What is your proudest moment?

Being a dad three time.

First job ever?

Cedarburg Light & Water

What are some of your hobbies?

Traveling, kayaking, running, playing/watching soccer, hiking, and doing other outdoorsy things with the family.

Favorite Food and Favorite Restaurant?

Seafood! Locally, Harbor House. Fish Frys, Pat's Oak Manor!

How long have you been with the Chinooks?

Started with the Chinooks in November of 2015.

Favorite Chinooks moment of all-time?

What really sticks out is watching Jake Kolasinski, who re-joined the team that morning, strike out the first batter he faced, the #4 hitter for Wisconsin Rapids, in the playoffs. He went on to throw 3 more scoreless innings to close out the game in his first pitching appearance since high school. He was throwing between 62-71 MPH all night!

Favorite Chinooks player to date and why?

Joe Duncan. I liked his attitude and hustle all the way through the very last inning of the season when he made two great catches in the playoffs.

Favorite sport team(s)?

Besides the Chinooks? The Packers, FC Barcelona, U11 MKSC Academy South Red.

Favorite Vacation Spot?

Hilton Head Island

Favorite TV Show?

Past Shows, Family Ties and Cheers. Current shows, The Blacklist. With the kids, American Ninja Warrior.

Favorite Movie?

Although The Goonies, Fletch, Airplane, Sixteen Candles and a few others from the 80's are right up there, I would have to say the Jason Bourne series is probably number one.

If you could visit one place during your lifetime, what would it be?

Topeka, Kansas but since that isn't too likely I would say Camp Nou in Barcelona to watch FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid.

If you could have dinner with one famous person (past or present) who would it be?

Mark Twain but it would have to be somewhere along the Mississippi River.

If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?

After the "boring" stuff of taking care of the family and investing/saving/paying off debt, I would donate some to the right cause and then travel. A "soccer tour" of England, Germany, and Spain would probably be in order and of course a trip to Disney for my two princesses!

If you were President for a day, what is one thing you would change?

The opening Thursday and Friday of March Madness and the day after the Super Bowl would be National Holidays.