As the Executive Director of KAST, Sean is responsible for building strong relationships with funders, economic development partners, the entrepreneurial community, and other stakeholders. Throughout the Kootenays, he identifies and evaluates emerging opportunities in key sectors, and works to create projects that will leverage regional resources.
Sean served in the Canadian military as a combat engineer and worked extensively in the ski/snowboard industry. He has spent two decades in the roles of game designer, executive producer, and creative director for video game companies such as Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., Walt Disney, and his own Rossland-based company, Planet Fiction Studios.
Sean has also lectured, consulted, and taught at Selkirk College, Vancouver Film School, the Art Institute, and the University of British Columbia, where he created the Game Writing Academy.
Outside of work, Sean can be found mountain biking and kayaking, and in the winter months, he steals vertical on a daily basis as an avid skier and snowboarder. The rest of his ‘spare’ time is spent trying to keep up to his two dogs.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sean immigrated to Canada and was fortunate enough to grow up in Rossland. He brings a deep and respectful commitment to supporting development in this region.