Shawna Veldhuizen lives in Penn Yan, New York with her husband, Jacob, and their toddler. Her family made the regional move to the Finger Lakes after living in Chicago for over a decade. The Windy City served as the place where she carved out a career as an executive in the international nonprofit world, earned her graduate degree at DePaul University and Graphic Design Certificate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Shawna earned her yoga teaching certification in April 2023. You can find her teaching against the backdrop of Keuka Lake on Sunday mornings. Blue, their 5-year-old Shepherd/Husky “pup”, is lapping up the adventurous transition.


BlueBear, the goodest girl.