About the Founder

Shane began his love affair with the Seattle area and the social scene in 1990 when he opened two limousine companies (Eastside Limousine and Ambassador Limousines). “That’s how I got to meet a lot of people” said Coakley.

After the limo venture ran it’s course Shane took his talents to the network television world with a late night variety talk show on NBC called the Shane Coakley Show. Celebrity guests included Danny Glover, Gary Payton and Kato Kailen. The show ran for two seasons.

Shane moved on to real estate, and his most successful venture to date, The Coakley Partners. Purchasing distressed properties and whole selling them to investors. The Coakley Partners is still Shane’s main business venture currently and is doing business in multiple states across the country.

Venturing back into television in 2012, Shane launched an online cooking show called In the Mix. “I learned to cook while I was in the Chicago projects. While everyone was gang-banging, I was watching Julia Childs and cooking with my mom,” said Coakley. Focusing on French and Caribbean food Shane garnered interest from Spike TV to hopefully take it from online to television for his second stint on-air.

At the ripe age of 40, Shane has spent the past 20 years witnessing the growth in the Seattle market for both business and entertainment. There are not too many people in this city that can say they have conquered both of them while achieving a lifetime worth of memories, accomplishments and laughs along the way.