Returning to Stevens Point in 2012 after 6 years wandering the tundra of western Alaska, Shaun manages to get sucked deeper and deeper down the Trivia wormhole each year.
A 1997 graduate of SPASH and 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in some useless Liberal Arts thing, he has been playing Trivia in some capacity since 1989...though not always full time with Dad's. In junior high, he says, Trivia made for an excellent excuse for weekend-long social opportunities. After committing to Dad's full time in his college years, he discovered that playing the contest itself was well worth the effort, much to the detriment of the months of January through April ever since.
Ever conscious of preserving the future of the contest, Shaun and his wife Sara have joined Dad's Computers' advanced "Trivia Player Breeding Project", contributing surviving specimens Isaac (4) and Henry (2) to the effort.
During Trivia weekend Shaun can often be found arguing for incorrect answers (often on film), confidently shouting misheard lyrics, and troubleshooting issues with his computer,such as why his camera is failing to move the mouse pointer on his laptop screen.
Scents: Fleet Farm (if you shop there, you know what I mean)
Flowers: All-Purpose, sometimes Whole Wheat…oh wait, “Flowers”, not “Flours”…
Board Games: Trivial Pursuit, Apples to Apples
Video Games: Sports
Sports to Play: Football
Sports Teams: Packers, Twins, Gophers
Outdoor Activities: Fishing, Snowmobiling, Storm Chasing
TV Shows: West Wing, Sopranos
Movies: Saving Private Ryan, Swingers, The Big Lebowski, Office Space
Actors: Kevin Spacy
Actresses: Katie Holmes
Music: Everything and anything (well, except “Christian Rock”…’cuz really, get a life.)
Magazines: Zymurgy, National Geographic
Books/Authors: Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, All Quiet on the Western Front
Snack Foods: Pretzels
Alcoholic Drinks: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout, most any IPA
Non-Alcoholic: Good ol’ H2O
Aspect of Trivia: Trivia Stone, creative google syntax
Trivia Memory: Rachel screaming while I was going 80 mph down Water St. to get the stone stamp on time.