Team Members


Perry Shea

As a founder and entrepreneurial for many companies, Perry’s strength is forming relationships that lead to partnerships and positive business outcomes. He is a successful businessman who has built several companies from start-ups to regional and national recognition. His passion for creating and developing economic opportunities for his clients is his number one goal and outcome for Dragonwheel.

Perry has technical expertise in the engineering and construction fields and uses this knowledge and experience to evaluate project opportunities for risk and financial feasibility. He applies these skills during the due-diligence period to understand project challenges, success factors and whether an investment is worth pursuing – this provides an extra level of fiduciary review for each investment and project considered by the Dragonwheel team.

He is the former chair of the Thurston Economic Development Council, serves on several non-profit organizations and is a Trustee of Saint Martin’s University.

Director - Australia

Leda Li

With over 10 plus years’ experience in the Financial and International Business development industry, Leda provides a communication link that allows the Dragonwheel team to work seamlessly with our clients in developing relationships and partnerships.

Leda brings a strong background in business and a thorough understanding of international business strategies and regulations to ensure the successful completion of our project is on time and within budget.

Leda is currently working full time in Dragonwheel South Australia office to oversee operations, project execution and financial oversight.

Vice President

Shannon Slack

Shannon is an accomplished business leader and has multiple talents in supporting the Dragonwheel development team, finance and business strategy.

As a co-founder and partner, her primary focus includes facilitating business connections and relationships in the multi-family development sector including financial analysis and controller oversight of our projects.

Prior to joining the Dragonwheel team, Shannon worked for Health Care Delivery Systems and purchased her current company in 2012 as was a co-owner and operator of Young Ranch, focusing on a comprehensive program for the breeding, management, and marketing of superior cattle. Her vast experiences in multiple business sectors provides our team with out-of-box thinking and strategy.

Vice President

Jim Schweickert

Jim has always had a passion for real estate and has spent his entire career fueling this passion. Prior to his current position as President of JPS Engineering, Jim acquired his Professional Civil Engineer license and spent 36 years building one of the region’s top civil engineering firms known as Larson and Associates Inc. in Tacoma Washington and retired as their Principal & Vice President before starting his own free-lance firm.

Through his 40+ years in real estate, on many occasions Jim has held the role of managing partner where he successfully deployed ground up residential and commercial developments. He has personally invested in many of the projects that he has worked on, representing a wide range of asset classes that include medium to large scale, multifamily, medical, office, retail, and self-storage. He utilizes his extensive experience to assess real estate investments for the Dragonwheel team. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his Bachelors of Science in Engineering.