Born and raised in Litchfield Connecticut, John Seelye started his construction career on summer breaks while attending The University Of Connecticut. Because of his love for the mountains, John moved to the winter playgrounds of Summit County and then the Vail valley of Colorado to live the ski bum life while fine tuning his carpentry skills on high end mountain homes. Then with dreams of the Big Sky Tram and of starting his own construction business John moved to Big Sky in 1996 and started Big Sky Woodwork & Design in 1997 which transitioned into Big Sky Build, one of the premier construction companies in Southwest Montana. John and the Big Sky Build team are based right here in Big Sky and John and his family live, work, and play in our beautiful ski town. John has various community involvements including past terms on the Big Sky Fire Board. With investments in residential, commercial and land here in Big Sky, John has a firm grasp on the history, current status and future of Big Sky.
What do you believe you can contribute to the Board and the Association? My goal is to provide fair and accurate review for all submittals relative to the guidelines and regulations. As a 27 year permanent resident and business owner in Big Sky I feel that my experience will be beneficial in obtaining my goal.
If elected, what do you hope to achieve during your three-year term? I hope to achieve a clear vision of Big Sky's future relative to the elected position.
What was your most notable success in your career? My most notable success has been hiring the stellar men and women of Big Sky Build who continue to be a leading and award winning builder in this beautiful place we call home.
Mr. Clark met his wife Jolene in Big Sky in 2003 and now resides here with their three children and two dogs. He grew up in Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Environmental Science. He served in the US Coast Guard from 1999-2005 both active duty and reserve. Mr. Clark started as a volunteer at Big Sky Fire in 2006, and shortly after became a member full time. He currently works as a paramedic, firefighter and maintenance coordinator for BSFD. He is a volunteer member of Big Sky Search and Rescue. Most recently has had the opportunity to work for the Big Sky Ski Patrol part-time. His family and he truly love Big Sky and their community and are always looking for ways to serve. He was past president of their previous HOA from 2009-2019. He looks forward to helping aid in the growth of our community and help ensure that its beauty is preserved
What do you believe you can contribute to the Board and the Association? My family and I love living here in Big Sky. We are a working-class family with three children. When making decisions and asking questions, I offer the perspective of community members in similar situations.
If elected, what do you hope to achieve during your three-year term?. Making fair and consistent decisions in voting.
What was your most notable success in your career? I have been working for Big Sky Fire Dept. since 2007. While I have had many success in my career, my longevity in serving Big Sky for many years is a source of personal pride for me.