Calling Oakville home for over 30 years, Sean has seen Oakville grow from a small bedroom community to bustling family destination.
Sean attended St. Ann's Elementary school before Appleby College and graduated from T.A. Blakelock High School. After graduating from the University of Guelph with an Honours Degree in Political Science, Sean completed a Master’s Degree at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. He then returned home to spend four years working on his PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston. Sean’s areas of interest are international relations, comparative ethnic conflict and conflict resolution.
Sean’s professional career began in sales for an iconic Oakville business - Corbett’s Source for Sports. Sean was instrumental in setting up the online sales division, which has now blossomed into one of the largest in North America.
Sean’s educational background meant his eyes and ears stayed attuned to local politics, while his underlying passion for bettering his community inevitably led him to the office of Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn. There, Sean soon became a voice and leader for residents in the Bronte area and across the Town of Oakville.
Sean’s work in provincial government led him to a Government Relation’s role with Tim Horton’s corporate head office, during which he led a number of important initiatives and files. In fact, Sean was bestowed a Top 40 Under 40 Business Award for his business achievements and community involvement in the Hamilton-Halton area.
Sean continues to be an active community volunteer. Currently, Sean is the Sport Organizing Chair for boxing at the Toronto 2015 Pan Parapan-Am Games. Sean is charged with all boxing operations. He also was honoured with a Public Appointment to the Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team for Halton/Peel. He has long been an active member in the Oakville Soccer Club both as a junior and senior player and as a coach for Under 6.
Sean stands-out as the strongest advocate for the residential and business communities in Ward 1 because of the breadth and depth of quality contributions he’s offered Bronte, Queen’s Park and the corporate and business communities in the area. Due to his extensive dealings in Municipal, Provincial and Federal issues, Sean understands how the channels of government work and how best to advocate for the people of Ward 1 and Oakville.