Bio & Background
For over four decades, they've called southwest Florida home, but are originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Part of a close-knit family, the brothers live next door to each other on the Myakka River, just down the waterway from their parents, Brooks and Diane Paxton.
Their unique life experiences began at an early age. Brooks was 5 and Sean 9 when their parents, took them, a third brother, Scott, a private tutor and the family's 3 cats on the road with their show band to tour this great country and other parts of the world.
The Shark Brothers both eventually hit the stage, too. Sean’s a drummer, Brooks a bass player and singer. For the better part of 20 years, they traveled and performed with their family, and later on shared the stage with artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Doobie Brothers. Those enduring close family ties, lessons learned and skills honed would prove invaluable throughout their adventurous personal and professional lives.
In the early 2000's they steered their career path in a direction that would draw on their extensive performance background and desire to create and produce content focused on topics and stories they were compelled to understand and share. When they're not capturing stories in the field, live streaming from coral nurseries in the Atlantic Ocean and Civil War shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico, or creating deliverables in post production, the brothers enjoy sharing the experiences and knowledge gained from their work through personal appearances and speaking engagements. They also remain involved with community outreach for causes they consider close to home including the sustainable use and enjoyment of natural resources, education, youth engagement with nature, and the support of our active duty military, veterans, police and emergency first responders.
Their list of clients and collaborators include the Discovery Channel, Florida Aquarium, Tarpon Blue, National Geographic Society, the Punta Gorda / Englewood Visitor and Convention Bureau, Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Shark Research, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and many others.