Shawn Crawford is the Executive Director of Tri-City Collective. A native of Kansas, and yes his mother’s name is really Dorothy, Crawford lived in Oklahoma sporadically until settling down for good in 2013.
Crawford has worked in academics, the nonprofit world, and publishing. As a writer, he has published creative nonfiction in Helix, Blue Mountain Review, and as a monthly columnist for 3 Quarks Daily. He served as the Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation of Salina, Kansas and the Bartlesville Community Foundation.
Crawford earned a Ph.D. in literature from Oklahoma State University and received nonprofit leadership certification from Notre Dame.