I didn't know Shane, but I wish I had. On the JMT last month, I made a point of thanking every trail crew member I passed for his and her work. One of them stunned me with his reply: "thank YOU, for walking".
Clearly there is culture and spirit of joy in the work, craft, and in some cases artistry in what these folks do.
At one prime example of the latter, I was so moved it actually took me a few minutes, and a concerned inquiry from another hiker (Akichow, as it happens) , to get myself back together and on down the trail.
A spot like this ought to be dedicated to a guy like Shane.