Learn More About Hiking with Shawn
I created Hiking with Shawn just for fun and to promote the Shawnee National Forest and southern Illinois hiking. You all, my fans, took it to the next level and showed me my call, Hiking with Shawn started out as a fun hobby and now it is a lifelong passion. Thank you!Shawn J. Gossman
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Hiking with Shawn was created to be a fun way of promoting Shawnee National Forest, state parks and other outdoor recreational areas in southern Illinois. However, within a year of making videos, Hiking with Shawn grew to having nearly 30,000 total views, over 500 subscribers and more than 200 videos uploaded. While having fun is still a goal, the mission of Hiking with Shawn is to promote the Shawnee National Forest, state parks and hiking in southern Illinois and get more families outside.
Hiking with Shawn was created by Shawn J. Gossman, a local native who has hiked the forests and woods of southern Illinois for over 20 years. Shawn is an advocate of promoting outdoor recreation for many reasons. For starters, outdoor rec is what could capitalize entertainment in southern Illinois. And finally, is healthy and it protects the environment to get more people out, and exploring the nature that this area has to provide. Shawn is passionate about this and will continue to improve the channel for everyone!
Shawn is the founder and CEO of Hiking with Shawn LLC. Shawn is educated with an MBA and a Master of Homeland Security concentrating in Emergency Management and Public Health. Shawn is focusing his efforts as being a subject matter expert in rural-based emergency management and business continuity. Shawn enjoys the outdoors whether hiking, backpacking, mountain biking or scenic driving.
What Hiking with Shawn Does
Hiking with Shawn Makes Hiking Videos
Hiking with Shawn Makes Gear Videos
Hiking with Shawn Maintains a website, blog and trail finder database
Hiking with Shawn mainly focusing on YouTube
Hiking with Shawn also has a Facebook Page
Hiking with Shawn is on Twitter as well
Hiking with Shawn shares its photos on Instagram