Sean Herington Smith is a writer and public relations professional. He spent nearly two decades working in U.S. politics, a career that culminated with a senior communications role in the Obama administration. A native Oregonian, he remains a proud Westerner and member of the Chinook Indian Nation–and a lifelong student of history, NBA basketball and country music. He currently resides in Berkeley, CA with his wife and two young sons. His observations about family life, politics, and culture have appeared in The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Nashville Tennessean, Politico, Saving Country Music and Fatherly.