Sean is a writer, veteran, non-profit founder (care4us.org) and a special needs father.

His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Playboy, Quartz and other online media outlets. His first book Sixteen: A Rational Account of an Irrational Election was released in the Summer of 2018.

A veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and a Bronze Star recipient, Sean launched the data, politics and society blog chartwellwest.com in 2015. Since then, the site has drawn over a million readers.

He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, The University of San Diego Graduate School of Business and separated from the Navy at the rank of Commander. Today, Sean leads high performing teams in the consumer technology sector in California where he lives with his wife Annette and three boys.