A resident of the community of Homan Island for the last five years Sean worked as a social worker and Justice of the Peace for the Northwest Territories. Sean was born, raised and educated in Newfoundland where he was involved in politics from a young age. He graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. From a young age Sean has been active in politics. His experience includes serving on the executive for two years of the Progressive Conservative youth federation while he was at university.
Sean was a political assistant at Progressive Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa in the summer of 1992, and Special Assistant to then-Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, Tom Siddon the following year. Those experiences, coupled with an abiding fascination with the North, led Sean to head north and apply his academic credentials – including certification in child protection services – as a social worker, in Holman in 1999. Having been on the front lines of delivering social and health programs in the NWT Sean wants to continue working at the political level to ensure the NWT receives its fair share of NWT resource revenues so northerners can deliver the programs and services effectively.
BA in Sociology
Has lived in Homan Island for the last five years