Shak Hill

Never Tell Him The Odds

Shak Hill has always aimed high, even before his Air Force days. Growing up, his family was unable to pay for private high school. Convinced that education is the way to prosperity, Shak paid for private high school, working odd jobs from dishwasher, to bus boy, to gas station attendant, to a hired hand at Louisiana Downs Racetrack, to working on a local farm.

This early lesson of hard work and grit taught Shak that by using his God given talents, the sky is the limit and nothing can hold him back.


American Made, Combat Tested

Former Fighter Pilot Running for Congress

Shak at the US Air Force Academy

After high school, Shak graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and became a decorated pilot flying combat missions in Desert Storm and missions all over the world. Because of his exceptional flying skill and drive for education, Shak was invited back to the Academy with his first By-Name request to be an instructor pilot. Shak concluded his career with an unprecedented second By-Name request to the Presidential Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, MD, where he finished as one of only two flight commanders in the 457th Airlift Squadron.

After serving for nine years and receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force as a Captain, Shak used his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance to help other families achieve their financial dreams. An accomplished businessman and author of two financial planning books, Shak worked for twenty years as a Certified Financial Planner professional and enjoyed imparting knowledge so others are empowered to make decisions best for their family. Today, Shak is the publisher at Guiding Light Books, LLC and owner of Guiding Light University (an on-line classroom for Women and Finances). He has written A Woman’s Guide to Financial Planning: The Seven Essential Ingredients For Your Best Financial Recipe and When The Doctor Says It’s Cancer: A Caring Financial Plan For Life.

Family First

Shak’s wife Robin is a healthy cancer survivor. However, twenty-four years ago she was pregnant at that time with their second child. Although the doctors recommended immediate termination of her pregnancy, they refused that advice and chose life. Today, their son is in the Army, where he represents the fourth generation of his family to wear this nation’s uniform and protect our way of life.

Shak Hill for CongressUnable to have more children,  in 1997 they became foster parents. For the next thirteen years, they would foster 46 children, giving the children a loving home while the parents worked on skills needed to become proper parents. Shak has witnessed firsthand the horrors of the foster care system.



From Serving in Combat to Serving in our Community

In 2013, the Hill family received the Virginia Volunteer Family of the Year Award, presented by Governor McDonnell himself. Additionally, they were recognized as Hometown Heroes on WUSA Channel 9.

An active leader, Shak has used his talents to make his community better. Shak Hill Council SeatFrom board positions on the Estate Planning Council, the America Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO), the Northern Virginia American Cancer Society, to the local Homeowners Association, to being the school board president, to county wide positions on the Area Agency for Aging, the Economic Development Board, the Space Coast League of Cities and as an elected West Melbourne, FL City Councilman, Shak knows what it means to serve his neighbor, so they can have a better life.

Additionally, as an effort to maintain the integrity of the voting process, Shak has served Northern Virginia as an election Chief since 2008.

Shak is Real. Shak is Tested.

PO Box 486
Centreville, VA 20122


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