Sean’s career is one of service to others. He spent twelve years in the US Army and was deployed to a revolution in Haiti as the communications NCO of his company, the war in Iraq as an infantry squad leader, and the humanitarian mission to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina where he acted as a platoon leader. Sean left the military as a sergeant first class and went to college. Within five years, Sean received his Associates, a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Portland State University, and his Masters from Pacific University. Sean began his career in academics by teaching at Pacific University and then went on to teach at colleges in the Portland area and the University of Massachusetts: Boston. All the while fighting wildland fire in the summers. His publishing credits include his memoir The Wax Bullet War and Oregon Wildland Firefighting: A History. He’s also appeared in the Ted Talk Book The Misfit’s Manifesto, the best selling book City of Weird, and the fine art book The Untold Gaze. Sean has over a decade’s experience as a community leader. His awards include the Legionnaire of the Year 2015 from the American Legion, the 2016 Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Award, the Newsmaker of the Year 2016, and he was knighted by the city of Portland’s Royal Rosarians. He also served on the board of directors for the Returning Veterans Project and Do Good Multnomah. He currently lives in McKenzie Bridge with his wife Kelly and his daughter Jackie.