Aleesha K Shawgo

Client Service Associate
  • Aleesha is a Quad Cities native. She was born and raised in Orion, Illinois and now resides in Geneseo with her 3 kids, one son, and identical twin girls.
  • Aleesha spent her childhood in her parents’ family-owned grocery store, so it was only natural that she followed into a business role. 
  • Aleesha completed her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Business Administration with a focus in finance in 2014.
  • Aleesha enjoys spending time with her family. We love having Disney family movie nights with popcorn and hot chocolate. We also love going out to my grandparents’ family farm!
  • Aleesha was very involved in extra circular actives growing up. Summers were spent at the ball diamonds playing traveling ASA Softball and she even pitched the Championship game at State where her team won the title. Winters were spent playing basketball. In high school, her days were spent on the Cheerleading and Dance team where she was captain for 3 years. She was also involved in student government and the National Honor Society.

Favorite Sports Team
St. Louis Cardinals

Anyone who says it is just a game has never been to St. Louis! My parents have been taking me to Cardinals games since I was 3 years old! I love the game of baseball in general, but my love for the St. Louis Cardinals runs deep, it will forever be an unbreakable bond my dad and I share.  

Can't Miss Event
a Country Music Concert

I have a love for country music that runs deep and has been rooted in me since childhood! One of our yearly family vacations growing up was going to Myrtle Beach, SC to the ALABAMA theatre to watch ALABAMA play! We also saw them at the Grand Ole Opry.  

Once in a Lifetime Experience
Dancing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yes! When I was in High School, I was on the Cheerleading and Dance team and got the opportunity to spend a week in New York preparing for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and got to be the very first act in the parade! It was an experience I will never forget! I grew up dancing and this was truly a dream come true!

Favorite Vacation Spot
Walt Disney World

I grew up going to Disney World every year! My parents are Disney Vacation Club Members and the memories that we made growing up are priceless! I cannot wait to make these with my own children and carry on the tradition! 

Favorite Quote
"Life takes you unexpected places but love brings you home"

This is a quote I have always loved! Life gets hard and unexpected things happen, but my family and friends always ground me and remind me who I am. Rather it be physically going home or just the sense of peace and comfort our loves ones can provide!  

Big City or Small-Town Living?
Small Town

I grew up in the small town of Orion, Illinois. I went to pre-school with the same set of best friends I still have to this day. I wouldn't trade the small town, tight-knit community experience I had for anything.