Shawn Sanford: Career, Poppy Montgomery, Net worth & Family

Shawn Sanford is an American businessman who works at Microsoft. The diligent man has been working as a Director in Lifestyle Marketing at Microsoft for the past 17 years.

The Microsoft man has been in the limelight of the public not of being associated with Microsoft but because of being the spouse of actress Poppy Montgomery.  The actress is well known for her role as FBI Agent Samantha Spade in the mystery drama “Without a Trace”.

So, how much do you know about Shawn Sanford? If you know his professional life, do you know about his private life too? How many children does Shawn Sanford have? Well, you don’t have to worry if you don’t know this information.

Shawn and Poppy enjoying the horse ride.
                                   Shawn and Poppy enjoy the horse ride.

Here in this article, we have mentioned everything you need to know about this hardworking man Shawn Sanford including his bio, net worth, relationships, and many more.

Quick Facts

Let’s have a quick roundup of facts about Shawn Sanford.

Full Name Shawn Sanford
Known as Shawn Sanford
Birth Date 1972
Birth Place Washington, USA
Residence Los Angeles, USA
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education University of Pacific Lutheran
Horoscope Not Available
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Age 48
Height 5 ft. 8 inc.
Weight 73kg
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Dark Brown
Body type Normal
Profession Microsoft Employee

(Head of Lifestyle Marketing)

Marital Status Married
Wife’s Name Poppy Montgomery
Wife’ Profession Actress
Children 3
Son(s) 2 (Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford and Jackson Philip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman)
Daughter(s) 1 (Violet-Grace Deveraux Sanford)
Debut 1993
Retirement Still Working
Net Worth $1 million
Social Media LinkedIn

Who is Shawn Sanford?

Shawn Sanford is an employee of Microsoft working as a director of the lifestyle. He holds an American nationality.

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The spouse of Poppy Montgomery was born in the year 1972 in Washington USA. The information regarding his parents and siblings is unknown. He has graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing from Pacific Lutheran University.

Shawn has been working in the prestigious company Microsoft of billionaire Bill Gates. But, after graduating in 1992 Shawn has to struggle a little bit for a stable job. However, after his selection to Microsoft in 1993, he has never looked back since then.

Currently aged 48, Shawn Sanford married to Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery in 2014. The couple were dating each other since 2011.

Shawn Sanford’s Body Measurements

Shawn is an average guy with a height of 5 ft. 8 inches and has a reach of around 73 inches.

Despite being an office employee, Shawn has been able to maintain his weight. According to different sources Shawn currently weighs 73 kg. Moreover, his other body measurements are unknown. Likewise, Shawn is a white American man with grey eye color and dark brown hair.

Shawn Sanford’s Early Life 

Shawn has been a diligent guy since his early life. He used to work part-time during his university time to pay his tuition and living expenses.

After the completion of high school, Shawn decided to pursue his career in his homeland USA. So, he joined the University of Pacific Lutheran in Tahoma, Washington, USA.

Shawn graduated from the University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

The American than did an internship at various firms after his graduation. Finally, after a long search, he got a job at the prestigious company Microsoft as a Business Development Manager.

His main duty as a Business Development Manager was to build relationships with ISP of Canada and the USA.

Shawn Sanford Career

Shawn started his  Microsoft career working in the Internet Customer Unit for three years. After that, he got the promotion to Product Manager in the Windows and Internet Explorer section.

The main duty of Shawn was to handle all the technical press for windows 98 and Internet Explorer.

Shawn Sanford then worked for 1 year as Director of Communications in the Consumer Window Division with his prime roles as founding member and leader.

In 1999, Shawn got a promotion to Director of Communication Windows XP.

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The growth of Shawn was incredible in Microsoft. Soon he got a promotion to Group Manager, Small Business Marketing Division. His key role in the post was to lead the marketing of windows.

Poppy holding her husband Shawn Sanford's arm
                                       In Frame: Shawn Sanford and his wife Poppy linking arms.

Currently, Shawn has been working as Head of Lifestyle Marketing at Microsoft. He leads the team chartered with building new market capabilities.

Hard work always pays off, so has happened in the case of Shawn as well. He is one of the top assets in Microsoft. The different source suggests that Microsoft pays a monthly salary of $170 k for the service of Shawn Sanford.

Shawn’s Net worth

The principal source of income for Shawn has been his employment at Microsoft.

Different sources cite that Shawn has a net monthly salary of $170 k dollars and his net worth is $2 million dollars.

Besides this, Shawn’s wife Poppy Montgomery has also accumulated a handsome income from her career. According to, Poppy has a net worth of $8 million.

The couples of Shawn and Poppy are having a luxurious life with their children. They are currently living in Los Angeles, the USA in their own luxurious house.

Shawn Sanford’s Girlfriend and Relationships

Shawn Sanford was married to his girlfriend Poppy Montgomery. His wife is a famous American-Australian actress who played the leading role of Cat Chamber in the French-American TV series Reef Break.

The couple has been dating each other since 2011.


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Some sources say that Shawn was in a relationship with another girl before he started dating Poppy. However, the information is not confirmed.

Similarly, Shawn’s wife Poppy was also in a relationship with Adam Kaufman an American film director before meeting Shawn.

Poppy and Adam even had a son named Jackson Philip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman. The couple parted from each other in 2011 since then they have never been spotted together.

Shawn and Poppy’s Wedding

The Microsoft employee tied his wedding knot to Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery. The couple married at Disneyland secretly on the Chinese new year in February 2015.

They carried their children Jackson (son of Poppy from her ex-boyfriend) aged 6 and daughter Violet 12 months too for their wedding.

Shawn Sanford and his wife Poppy got married at Disney Land
In Frame: Shawn Sanford and his wife Poppy got married at Disney Land.

Both Shawn and Poppy were dressed casually in jeans such that no one can imagine they were at a wedding. The children were busy with Mickie and Minnie as they do not pay the attention to the wedding.

The Sanford couple shocked all their relatives and followers with this sort of simple wedding in Disneyland.

Shawn’s Family and Children

Shawn Sanford is a white American born in 1972. However, the details about his parents are still not available.

Shawn is a family man who spends most of his time with his wife and Childs. The couple welcomed their first child as a daughter on April 22, 2013. Their baby girl was named Violet-Grace Deveraux Sanford.

Likewise, the couple gave birth to their son Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford on November 11, 2014. Poppy also has a son from her ex-boyfriend named  Jackson Philip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman.

You may be wondering what is the reason behind such a long name for their children? Well, in an interview Poppy revealed the reason for such a long name for her Childs.

She told that her children can choose a suitable name as per their choice from a variety of names they have when they are grown up.

Shawn’s Wife Poppy Montgomery

Shawn and Poppy have been together since 2011 after meeting first time in Puerto Rico. Poppy Montgomery is better recognized for her career as an actress rather than for being Shawn’s wife.

The Australian-born actress moved from Sydney to Los Angeles for her career. She debuted her acting career in the small TV drama Silk Staking in the role of Angel.

Subsequently, she appeared in the movie Tammy and The T-Rex making her big-screen debut.


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Poppy is popular for her lead role in the television dramas such as Without a Trace, Unforgettable, and Reef Break. Likewise, she is also famous for her big-screen movies like Dead Man on Campus and How to Lose Your Lover.

Poppy Montgomery’s Ex-Boyfriend

In 2005, Poppy was in the limelight of the media. She was in the limelight not for her films and drama but rather due to her relationship with American film actor Adam Kaufman.

Kaufman is an American actor born in 1974. He is a well-known actor who has played the role of Parker Abrams in season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Poppy and Kaufman met each other in Mexico during the shooting of two different independent films back in 2005. The couple gave birth to their son Jackson Phillip in 2008.

Adam Kaufman and Poppy Montgomery with their baby.
Adam Kaufman and Poppy Montgomery with their baby.

The couple was also featured in the movie Lying to Be Perfect together in 2010. However, the relationship between the couple lasted till 2011. The reason for the separation of the couple is still not known.

Shawn Sanford Social Media Presence

Shawn is not active on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The reason for his absence from social media may be due to his busy schedule. Though, his wife Poppy posts about him and his children’s activities on social media Instagram frequently.

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Poppy is seen posting about her family’s daily life as well as holiday pictures on her Instagram.

However, Shawn is active on  LinkedIn. The Microsoft employee has more than 500+ connections on LinkedIn.

Shawn’s Controversies and Rumors

In January of 2020, according to Cape Cod Times, Shawn was summoned in various firearms related charges.

Investigators were informed of Shawn having hidden the alleged weapons in the nearby area accorrding to the police records. 

After this, the investigating team departed to the location where Shawn agreed to show them where the rifle was buried.

They apparently dug up a plastic storage container which held an AM15 semi-automatic rifle, dual high-capacity feeder, 225 9mm or 5.56mm bullets.

Despite this, Sanford claimed not guilty and walked away with a $5,000 bail and the case was later transferred to Barnstable Superior Court.


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