Years later, following the death of his father, Sean took a job in the automotive industry and settled down with his high school sweet heart, Tracey, who happened to be his next door neighbor. Sean continued to hone his skills as an artist and continued his drawings whenever possible.
One day, after a huge Nor' Easter dumped tons of snow in his back yard, his eldest daughter, Shannon, then a beaming 3 year old, requested that her daddy build her a snowman. There was one condition, the snowman had to look just like Santa Claus. Sean took to the snow like a kid in a candy store, happily presenting his very first sculpture to his wide eyed, very grateful daughter. That experience, combined with everything that had brought him to that very moment, had a lasting impact on his future.
As the years past and his family continued to grow, he found himself expanding his talents to include sand sculptures during family trips to the local beach. It was at one such beach outing, that Sean first noticed the potential for his future business. Working with nothing more than a few sticks and his hands as tools, Sean glanced up after finishing his sculpture to see hundreds of spectators gathered around to see what he was making. Now it was time to get serious!