“From reading business magazines and tuning in to what is going on with surrounding companies, I am a sucker when it comes to business,” says Shawn Landwehr, with a grin. Just get him talking on the subject and his passion for all things small business is evident.
As payroll coordinator for Landwehr Tax & Accounting, Shawn interacts often with our clients—many of which are small business owners. He says this is one of his favorite aspects of the job.
“I’m always asking questions and informing myself about our clients’ business operations,” he says. “I learn a lot from those conversations and I enjoy using that knowledge to help them.”
In addition to his entrepreneurial spirit, Shawn brings 17 years in retail management experience to his role at Landwehr. After studying supervisory management at St. Cloud Technical College, he worked at a local office supply store as the furniture sales lead and as the backroom coordinator and receiving supervisor at other retail stores.
“After all that time spent in retail, I was ready for a change,” he says. “Landwehr was growing and I wanted to work in a place where I could interact more directly with small business owners.”
Shawn—who has a tattoo on his right shoulder that says “Stay True”— believes strongly in living with honesty and integrity. These values, coincidentally, align with Landwehr’s company values – what a great fit!
When Shawn isn’t engulfed in a business magazine, you can find him spending time with his wife or working on his 2006 Pontiac GTO (cars – one of his favorite hobbies). He also enjoys playing with his new German Shepherd, Maya and Miniature Schnauzer, Snickers.