After growing up in Country Victoria, Sean attended University in Ballarat. Seeking adventure, he travelled to the Kimberley in 1996 and has remained here ever since. He enjoyed working in the Pearling and Fishing industries on the remote Kimberley coast, and finally completed his degree in Education in 2006 whilst working on community landscaping projects. His teaching career began in Wyndham in 2007. In 2009 he returned to Broome with his partner and two sons and continues teaching in Broome, specialising in Indigenous Education.