Sean Wood lives in Parksville, B.C., with his wife of 21 years, Teresa, and their sons Erik and Isak. Sean was raised in Orillia, Ontario, but found his way out to B.C. in 1994. He can still remember the first breathtaking drive up the Sea to Sky Highway, and the stunning majesty of the Coastal Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Sean owns a graphic design company that serves other businesses large and small.
Sean was motivated to run for the Green Party of Canada by a commitment to making his community an amazing place to live and raise families. He believes that clean and safe food, air, water, and soil are key to protecting and nurturing Vancouver Island prosperity. He believes that creativity and imagination are important parts to innovation, and a future where all Canadians can thrive. He wants his children, as well as generations to come, to enjoy our beautiful landscape just as much as he does.
Sean has spent five years as a volunteer firefighter in Parksville, and often reflects back at the pride, courage, passion, and teamwork of the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department. Training under both chiefs Doug Banks and Marc Norris, he is proud to have been able to give time and effort to his community in one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs. Not new to volunteering, in 1996, Sean sold most of his belongings to self finance a 3-month trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he taught basic computer skills to adult learners. Seeing the sheer poverty of Eastern Africa changed his entire world view, and he continues to think of how we can all improve the world in which we live.
Sean will use his experience as a husband, father, business person, firefighter, and neighbour to listen to the voices across the riding, make educated decisions, and act with the courage to stand up for your community and be sure that its voice is heard.
Sean Wood is excited to work with all the residents of Courtenay—Alberni to build a green, prosperous and equal future.