Sean O’Brien is a Michigan native and grew up with a fishing pole in his hand, fishing for bluegill in diapers.
Sean moved to the west coast in 1999 after graduating from Michigan Tech, and quickly became deeply immersed in western region and Pacific coastal rivers. After many years of learning how depleted even west coast rivers had become, Sean began to get involved.
After moving back to Michigan in 2017, the natural draw of conservation led him to PMTU. With Sean’s career in development and construction, and a civil engineering degree, river restoration projects became a perfect fit. Sean has been involved with PMTU since 2017.