Shawn Hedrick loves all things HR and serving and caring for Emerald Youth Foundation's people, so they can serve and care for city kids and grow in their relationship with God.
Shawn enjoys living and working in north Knoxville – the same community in which she grew up – and where her father and grandmother were raised. She spent summers and weekends with her grandmother in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and attended Bookwalter United Methodist Church, where Shawn would later get married.
She and her husband Mike have two sons, Dylan and Trey, a dog Roxy and a cat Kiwi. Her family's home church is Providence Church, where Shawn serves in women's ministries. One of her favorite Bible verses is Lamentations 3:22-23, "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Prior to joining Emerald Youth Foundation, Shawn was the VP of HR for TGJ & Co., Inc. and VP of HR & Marketing for Pennant Foods, where she spent over 25 years in the HR industry, serving employees in both Tennessee and California.