As a resident of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Sean has been actively involved in Surfrider Foundation chapter work for over 15 years, and seen the Cape Fear Chapter grow from low volunteer involvement and community support into an organization with significant influence in south eastern North Carolina. Cape Fear Chapter volunteers have successfully pushed local communities to improve sewage systems, increase and protect beach access, educate hundreds of students and citizens to be environmentally responsible members of the community, and establish the first smoke-free beaches in the state of North Carolina. In 2001, Sean worked with some students from UNCW who were active in the local chapter to establish the UNCW Surfrider group, one of the first university based Surfrider groups in the world. Currently, the chapter is engaged in a plastic bag ban and an ocean friendly garden project. Sean is happiest when traveling to quality surf destinations and spending time surfing or fishing in the waters of southern New Jersey and southeast North Carolina.