Shawn Johnson East is a former American Gymnast, who competed in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China. Shawn was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and began her gymnastic career when she was just a few years old. Her career accomplishments include winning the all-around at the American Cup, Pan American Games, U.S. National Championships, and World Championships, as well as bringing home four Olympic medals, including the gold medal on the balance beam. Following her performance in Beijing, Shawn was awarded the ESPY for Best US Female Olympian.
In 2012, Shawn announced her retirement from gymnastics due to injury. Her entrepreneurial drive has led her to continued success across multiple business applications. She is the author of three books, including New York Times Bestseller “Winning Balance.” Shawn works alongside her husband where together they founded and currently operate SMJ Inc., a multimedia company. Shawn is happily married to Andrew East and they reside in Nashville, Tennessee with their three month baby girl, Drew Hazel East.