Sean Telles is a San Gabriel native (born in his home) and has experience in education, television, and non-profit work. He is passionate about the San Gabriel Valley because it is his home and because he has lived and worked in many of its 48 cities.
Growing up he attended elementary and junior high school within the San Gabriel School District at Madison Elementary and Jefferson Jr. High, followed by high school at Rio Hondo Prep High on the El Monte/Arcadia border. For college he stayed in the San Gabriel Valley attending Claremont McKenna College where he studied theater. This was followed by a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Other San Gabriel Valley related work includes being a past Assistant Editor of the Mid Valley News in El Monte and a past volunteer for the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Santa Fe Springs and for Pio Pico State Park in Whittier.
His favorite artistic places in the San Gabriel Valley are the Huntington Library in San Marino, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Vineland Drive-In Theater in El Monte. He also enjoys and encourages all people to visit the following SGV places for further artistic/cultural inspiration:
- El Monte Historical Museum
- La Historia Society Museum in El Monte
- The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry
- The Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights
- The San Gabriel Mission and Mission Playhouse
- The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia
- The California Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia
- 626 Night Market at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia
- The American Military Museum in Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte
- Divines Furniture shop in Monterey Park
- Gallery Nucleus arthouse in Alhambra
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