Shawn is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. He served three active tours of duty in the Army National Guard -- Homeland, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He now is working toward Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice and emergency management.
Jade is a graduate of United Township High School. She has a degree in journalism from St. Ambrose University.
Shawn is the son of Terri and Chuck Coopman and Robert and Peg Cotton. Jade is the daughter of Angie and Jerry Jones and Don Davis.
Shawn and Jade are the proud and happy parents of a 2-year-old daughter, Leola Jade.