Director of Agriculture, Grounds, and Facilities
Sean’s passion for nature began with a life-altering, extended wilderness experience with the National Outdoor Leadership School in 2013. Inspired by the freedom and simplicity of this adventure, he realized that his relationship with the natural world was worth exploring further. He went on to perform Earth stewardship through trail building and environmental education, which cemented his desire to give back to the land. Sean discovered his enthusiasm for ecological agriculture through long term work-trade in Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms in which he practiced regenerative agriculture, holistic management, and permaculture. Sean is drawn to the physical and hands-on interaction with the earth, and is interested in designing resilient food systems that promote diversity above and below ground. He is drawn to growing food because it not only satisfies the creative side of his mind, but represents reciprocity with the land and functionality in our lives. At The Uplands Center, Sean is focused on providing produce to the center’s kitchen through implementing and maintaining a productive garden. He hopes that The Uplands Center can inspire others to appreciate nature’s abundance and beauty, and to recognize humankind’s practical and rewarding role in maintaining a robust environment.