Sean Tiner is a digital marketing leader. He currently directs all marketing activities for Picerne Residential, which owns and operates over 4,000+ luxury multi-family apartment units throughout the United States. He previously managed the digital marketing for all 650+ LA Fitness locations, where he oversaw the social media channels, creates integrated marketing campaigns & analyzes campaign performance.
Sean is actively involved in the community through a memorial scholarship fund he created in memory of his late brother Mark Tiner. Over the last 10 years, Sean has awarded over $45,000 in financial needs & merit based scholarships to graduating high school students in Orange County, CA. Additionally, Sean advises his local town on recreation decisions and volunteers as a board member on The City of Laguna Beach’s Recreation Committee.
Sean graduated from Brown University where he played water polo and majored in International Relations. Afterwards, he earned a Masters in Communication Management with a marketing focus from the University of Southern California.
In his free time, Sean enjoys staying active & pursuing various digital marketing projects. He has completed 20+ triathlons and 1/2 marathons, including the California Ironman & Escape from Alcatraz. He has completed 9 consecutive Surf City 1/2 Marathons and serves as an event ambassador. Additionally, Sean enjoys hiking & exploring the outdoors with his wife, Ashley. Together, they hiked over 80 different trails throughout California, Arizona, Oregon & Hawaii. They share their experiences on their popular hiking website, Go Hike It.
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"Overall, my mission is to help people achieve their goals, while positively contributing in a team environment, mentoring my peers and learning from collaborative discourse. I am a hard worker and believe that it's important to live each day to the fullest." - Sean
The Mark Tiner Memorial Scholarships were established by a bond between two brothers: Mark & Sean Tiner. The brothers grew up in Laguna Beach, CA, where Mark earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church.
During his sophomore year at Laguna Beach High School, Mark and his friend passed away in a nonalcoholic related automobile accident. Sean, his family and community were devastated. In an effort to keep Mark’s dream of higher education alive, Sean established various college scholarships in Mark's name to help provide finance assistance to graduating high school seniors.
Today, with the support of close help of friends, family and donors, Sean awards annual college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Over the years, more than $35,000 in scholarships of $1,000 increments have been awarded from endowed funds to recipients of the Mark Tiner Memorial Foundation, "Big Tiny" Spirit Award and Mark Tiner Financial Needs Scholarship, a fund of The Orange County Community Foundation.