Shy is a local to Central Wisconsin. He is a Spencer High School (Spencer, WI) graduate and his wife, Crystal, is a Marshfield High School graduate.
Shy attended the University of Nebraska (Omaha) and earned a BS in Business Administration in 2002. While in Omaha, Shy volunteered on a ‘Big Brothers / Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake’ campaign which fulfilled Shy’s love for helping people. It was then that he realized that he would pursue a future that would involve helping others that have been portrayed as less fortunate.
When he returned to Wisconsin, Shy assisted a friend with starting a ‘prosthetic/orthotic central fabrication’ business in Marshfield which is when Shy was introduced to the prosthetic/orthotic profession. While fabricating custom devices is essential in the episode of care, Shy craved more… he wanted to meet the people that he was fabricating devices for.
Shy then attended Northwestern University’s (Chicago) Prosthetic Certificate program in 2008, the Roger M. Palmer Institute of Biomechanics for Pedorthic Education (Indianapolis) in 2009, and then earned a certificate in Orthotics in 2017.
Shy served patients for 7 years at The Marshfield Clinic but he always dreamt of owning his own practice where he could lead a patient-centered culture focused on the outcomes that are directly related to the care of the patients that have chosen to work with him. With those foundational core values combined with his compassion, innovation, and experience, Shy’s vision is to become Central Wisconsin’s first choice for prosthetic, orthotic, and pedorthic care.
Shy truly enjoys central Wisconsin where he and his wife, Crystal, are raising their 4 children. They have a hobby farm south of Marshfield where they are very active in the school system and many sporting activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, swimming, boating, and skiing.