Shawn P. Mitchell is a content writer, strategist, and a co-founder of Eloquence. He helps businesses and non-profits with content development, marketing, and customer relationship management. He has visited over 60 countries on five continents, speaks a little Japanese, and married his wife, Tricia, in a crumbling German castle.


  • Master in Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship (2016) | University of Malta | Summa Cum Laude
  • Master in International Relations (2011) | University of Oklahoma | GPA 4.0
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business (2000) | University of Nevada, Reno | Economics and Japanese (日本語)


Content Writer, Strategist, and Co-Founder | Eloquence (7+ years)

  • Helping small businesses around the world attract new customers and investment.
  • Planning, creating, deploying, managing, and measuring content.
  • Working with seed, start-up, and early-growth companies to maximize their probability of success.

Freelance Content Writer | (8+ years)

  • Researching, writing, and publishing articles and videos on international travel, technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and content strategy.
  • Published in Business Insider, International Living, and Roads & Kingdoms.

Senior Program Manager | United States Navy (1.5 years)

  • Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, one of the highest medals in the U.S. Armed Forces, for the management of over $25 million dollars’ worth of equipment across 20 different locations in Afghanistan.
  • Enhanced the operations of 20 economic development and diplomatic relations teams by coordinating communications, logistics, and materiel support.

Chief Creative Officer | Strategic Pictures Multimedia (1.5 years)

  • Designed websites, produced video, and created interactive media.

Program Manager | United States Navy (4 years)

  • Earned the Humanitarian Service Award for participation in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami relief efforts.
  • Accounted for over US$500,000 in cash, managed payroll for 250 employees, and contracted millions of dollars’ worth of equipment and services around the world.
  • Served as Public Relations Officer and managed international media contacts.
  • Provided customer service and technical support to ship’s crew.


Content Writing:

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Writing, editing, & proofreading
  • User experience design (UX)
  • Branding
  • AP & Chicago style

Content Development Software:

  • WordPress content management system (CMS)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, & Powerpoint
  • Google Docs
  • Apple Pages
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Motion
  • Photoshop
  • Basic HTML, CSS, & Javascript

Content Marketing Software:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Ads
  • Social Media Marketing: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Hubspot, Marketo


  • Customer service & technical support
  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Public relations



  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal

Hobbies & Interests:

  • Development economics
  • Fiction writing
  • Sustainability
  • Martial arts
  • Running

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