Staff photo os Shawn Fertitta

Shawn Fertitta

Shawn moved to Pittsburgh via New York City, Nashville, and the Virginia Beach area. Before becoming a theater management major at Virginia Tech, Shawn dreamed of becoming a pilot and astronaut. Dreams are becoming reality as Shawn is currently training for a pilot’s license. When not in the air, Shawn is busy creating positive, memorable experiences for the community as the Parks Conservancy’s Senior Manager of Visitor Experience. With love from friends and family, Shawn is discovering the meaning of authentic living. “You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” — Walt Disney