Shane first began creating balanced stone sculptures in 1995 after seeing the art performed at San Diego’s Seaport Village. He is self-taught, integrating experiences with yoga, martial arts, and meditation into the art form. While living in San Diego most of his stone balancing was done at Cardiff by the Sea along highway 101. In 2003 he moved with his family to Bellingham WA, occasionally constructing stone sculptures during excursions into the Mt. Baker area and along local hiking trails. While putting up stones at a city park in January of 2007 an enthusiastic crowd formed, this strong public response has inspired frequent public works ever since. Shane is the founder of the rock balancing style known as Upala Yoga.