Sean is originally from Indiana but moved to Northern Ireland in 1997 when he was nineteen, where he served as a volunteer for one year at the Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Center in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. Sean remained in Northern Ireland and became a resident of the United Kingdom after fulfilling his volunteer duties and then worked as a buyer for a major ferry company running routes throughout Western Europe until moving back to the United States shortly before September 11th, 2001.
After moving to Fort Collins in 2001, Sean began working as a global project manager for a Fortune 500 organization. Within three years, Sean was promoted twice and ultimately became a district manager responsible for over one hundred employees, as well as creation and management of an over two million dollar budget among other responsibilities. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, Sean was downsized as his teams were moved oversees in 2010.
Sean took the layoff as an opportunity to return to school to pursue a lifelong dream of helping others by becoming a firefighter. Sean began working as a national and state certified firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Platte Valley Fire Protection District in 2011 and graduated with an associate’s degree in Fire Science in 2012. Sean continued to work as a firefighter until his wife Jenny earned a promotion that required relocation to Colorado Springs in early 2014. At this point due to the move to Colorado Springs and hearing loss sustained, Sean decided to again return to school and pursue a degree in accounting, as well, take on the role of a homemaker for his family. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a focus in governmental and not-for-profit accounting from Colorado State University’s 2016 with a Cum Laude denotation.
"I have been a lifelong listener to NPR (seriously since I was a kid) and I feel that now, more than ever, the information and fact based journalism that KRCC provides to our community, our region, and our country is imperative and that said, I cannot be more proud to be joining the team at KRCC and look forward to contributing to the station in my new role.” As finance coordinator, Sean will oversee the station's annual operating budget, and will work to maximize the impact of every dollar spent at 91.5 KRCC.
Sean McKee is a husband, father, and accountant. As a family the McKee’s enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, exercising, reading, cooking, movies, music, traveling, volunteering and laughing.