2022 Grand Marshals
Amy & Sean Payne
Amy & Sean Payne have been residents of Seal Beach since 2008. Along with their two daughters, they are a family of volunteers
who have served our communities with love and passion. They enrich the loves of local families, particularly those who are vulnerable or less able to help themselves. Amy & Sean show ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication with nonprofits like The Youth Center, Precious Life Shelter, the Los Alamitos Education Foundation, and the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Rotary Club.
Sean has served as the Rotary Club President and has an active role with The Youth Center’s Golf Tournament. Also supporting the Youth Center, Amy teaches at the leadership academy teaching students how to prepare healthy food dishes.
When Amy was young, her and some friends raised money to feed the hungry in Africa. This evolved over time to a calling to help children with food insecurity. In 2012 she partnered with ‘Food for the Soul’ in Texas to provide aid to families in Cypress. This evolved to her starting her own non-profit, Summer Harvest Food 4 Kids. Summer Harvest expanded services to children in the Los Alamitos School District. Summer Harvest provides health foods to families with children on the free or reduced lunch program during summer and winter school breaks through the distribution of food and education. Of course, this work is a family affair with Sean and their daughters Mairi-Claire and Gianna being prolific volunteers.