Primary 5 Assistant Guide
My name is Sean Kohler and I am an Assistant Guide in Primary 5.
I am originally from Montara, California, a small beach town just south of San Francisco. Nestled in forest and surrounded by mountains and ocean, I grew to love the serenity and beauty that nature provided just outside my door. I spent my childhood enjoying these natural surroundings and playing and composing music with my friends. I moved to Austin in early 2017 and immediately felt at home. Between the splendor of the outdoors and the rich music scene, this city has welcomed me with open arms!
I come from a family of musicians, and my earliest memories are of singing and playing on the instruments at my family home. I spent the early 2000’s playing in bands, composing original music, recording and releasing albums, and touring nationally. I still answer to my muse, but on a more intimate level with my voice and an acoustic guitar, writing and recording songs at home.
Professionally, I come from a construction background, where I evolved from laborer to journeyman, started my own contracting business, and eventually became a pre-construction consultant for general contractors with an emphasis on estimating.
My passion for spending time with children started when my son, James, was born eleven years ago. He has been my greatest passion and love, as well as my most effective teacher. It was at a career day event at his elementary school where I demonstrated my profession to every third grade class that led me to the realization that I was destined to work with children. I began volunteering with the PTA, and
when I asked about opportunities to work with kids directly, I was invited by the school counselor to mentor students in need of positive role models. This time soon became the highlight of every week, and the pursuit of this new career was inevitable.
I feel incredibly blessed to be part of the team at Athena and provided with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in this amazing haven of enrichment. I am excited to share my joy of playing music, as well as building and creating with the children who I feel lucky to be spending my time with.