Name:  Shawna Landes   

If you could travel to one place in the world, where would go go?

The Amalfi Coast (Southern edge of Italy)

How many siblings do you have? Where do you fall in the mix? (oldest, youngest, etc)

2 sisters (Trisha & Kristin).  I'm  the oldest!


Do you have a pet? What's it's name?

Max the cat.  He's a Siberian that weighs 25ish lbs...he's huge!


What is your favorite song?

Whatever song I'm obsessing over with choreography!

What's your favorite color?

purple/Lavender or aqua or bright coral


What's your favorite book or movie?

I love reading, but couldn't pick a favorite.  I love psychological suspense novels with a twist ending like Gone Girl.  My favorite movie will alwasy be "The Notebook"


Last meal if you were on death row?

My mom's fried chicken and mashed potatoes with a side of chips & salsa from Margaritas and a Godzilla roll from Koko!


What word best describes your life up to now?



What would your superpower be and why?

Teleporting, so I don't waste precious time getting places!  I would also like the superpower of keeping all the people I love safe, happy and healthy!


A genie grants you 3 wishes.  What would they be?

Infinite wishes...then I could undo any bad ones...and that carbs would be healthy and not make you gain weight!!


Who has the most influence on you?

My parents (as far as listening to advice) and Steve & my kids (as far as scheduling my life)


If you won a million dollars what would you do with the money?

1) Invest so that I could leave lots of money in my will to the people/causes I believe in 2) Take care of all the people I love 3) Go on an amazing extended family vacation with all those people. 4) Pay off my mortgage!


How many kids do you want to have? Do you have names picked for them and if so what are they?

Been there done that...Caden James (almost 15), Kellan Chase  (10), Cameron Tyler (almost 2)


Do  you have a nickname?  Or a name your family calls you?

Not really...but my team calls me Shawnzie!


If you had the opportunity to be immortal would you take it?

Probably not...and definitely not without all my loved ones being immortal too!


Which famous person (past or present)  would you want to spend the day with?

Coach John Wooden...I've always been inspired by his coaching style/philosphy/record.


Do you have a recurring dream?  Describe it.

About once a year I dream that the Troyettes are standing in the "on deck" area waiting to go on to perform...and I'm still trying to teach choreography... and its loud and crazy and nobody is listening and I'm screaming counts.  I wake up out of breath and panicked every time!

If you could change anything about yourself, would you? If so, what and why?

I  would love LONG, LEAN, DEFINED legs....But my current leg status doesn't keep me from being happy (most days)! 


How often do you wash your hair and how often do you shave?

Uhmm...depends on the time of year.  I have really thin, fine hair so I try to make a washing last for 3 days.  I shave  when its gotten so bad its embarrassing, or when I'm wearing shorts, etc.


Beverage of choice?

Diet Dr. Pepper (cold) or Starbucks Venti non-fat 3 equal latte (hot)


Do you have any superstitions? If so, what are they?

I'm not superstitious... but I don't like assuming that we will make it to state...something feels really entitled about that.


Would you want to be famous?  Why or why not?

Absolutely not!  Too much personal intrusion and expectations!

If you could get a do-over on anything, what would it be?

Although there are definitely things that In hindsight I wish I had done differently, I'm also a BIG believer in the idea that everything that happens bring us exactly where we're mean to be!


Number 1 on your bucket list?

Die knowing I lived life to the fullest, On my terms, and left something positive that will live on without me.


Biggest pet peeve?

People who are unable to see things from lots of different perspectives and interact with empathy.  And also hypocrites!


5 things about you that are interesting, unique or not well known?

1) I've lived in Kansas City (Missouri), Cincinnati (Ohio), Sherman (Texas), Slidell (Louisiana), Green Bay & Madison

2) I graduated from UW-Madison with an Elementary Ed major, and an English minor.  I wish I would have studied interior design.

3) I was a member of my middle school dance team, my Louisiana HS dance team (The Silver Belles), the Troyettes, and I was a 3 year member of the UW Madison dance team.

4) I have been to Disney World with the Troyettes, every single year but 1, since 1993! Crazy!

5) We completed our family by adopting Cameron....we didn't put any parameters on what child God would give us...and we got this little blue eyed, fiery, strong willed, strawberry blonde cutie!  Best decision ever!