Damon was raised in Trescott and attended local schools. He received a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College, where he cultivated a commitment to community engagement. He was involved in the leadership of the housing and dining cooperatives, and he also helped found the Oberlin College Dialogue Center, the mediation center at the college.
After graduating from college, Damon returned to Downeast Maine to begin a career in education. He has taught at Shead High School in Eastport since 2002. He currently teaches social studies, but he is also certified to teach math at both the middle school and high school levels.
Damon is a member of Shead’s leadership team, and he has served for many years as the president of the local teacher’s union. In the fall of 2016, he collaborated with a team of parents, teachers, and administrators to develop a proposal that was named a finalist in the nationwide XQ Super School competition, which sought to identify and fund innovative school reforms.
Damon also teaches and co-coordinates a summer youth sailing program and enjoys small roles in Stage East theater productions.
He lives in Eastport with his partner, Molly McDonald.