The beginning is always today. ~Mary Shelley


Respond to every call that excites your spirit. ~Rumi

My name is Shea McGuier. 

I feel very fortunate at this moment in life to have the time and energy to do something daring. For me, this means following the call of joy and excitement, wherever it might lead.

I hope to follow my nose, my heart, my hunches, and taste buds.

I offer up my skills, support, enthusiasm, and resources.

With luck, along the way, I hope to encounter new ideas, inspiration, projects, and adventures, and work in partnership with fabulous new people to collectively bring good thing into being. 

I look forward to chatting soon to see where our paths might lead.


What is a Passion Resume?

Honestly, I have no idea! I suppose it's a declaration of desires. An invitation to the universe. 
An evolving hodgepodge of experiences, expertise, and semi-helpful things that may be useful
to your endeavors or contribute to our shared efforts. Or, possibly, not! Who knows.

Career & Stuff

  • Communications Management (strategy, messaging, planning, implementing)
  • Writing, Writing, Writing (advertising, marketing, corporate communications, blah, blah, blah)
  • Graphic Design
  • Production Management
  • Team Management

Soft Skills & Whatnot

  • Listener & Articulator
  • Questioner & Muse
  • Brainstormer & Idea Generator
  • List Maker & Task Wrangler
  • Prioritizer & Organizer
  • Whip Cracker & Freakout Manager
  • Concepting & Direction
  • Coordination & Implementation 

Amateur Professional

  • Minimalist
  • Stuff Organizer
  • Light-Packing Traveler

Credentially Things

  • Certified California Food Handler

Creative Pursuits

  • Painting
  • Sketching & Illustration
  • Photography 
  • Making & Baking 

Passions & Preoccupations

  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Ice Cream
  • Perfumery
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • England
  • History
  • Books
  • eBay Shopping
  • Pens, Paper, Notebooks & Planners
  • Guidebooks & Maps
  • Classes, Workshops & DIY Learning 

Way, Way Back Stuff

  • Pizza Driver
  • Waitress & Runner/Busser
  • Banquet Server
  • Tennis Teacher
  • College Athlete
  • Picture Framer
  • Event Usher
  • Shop Clerk

    Random Facts

    • My first international travel was a solo trip to Paris on three days’ notice. 
    • I once moved 19 times in 20 years and have an irrational love for setting up shop in a new place, figuring out where to go and how to manage, and reveling in the new apartment smell of Pine Sol on the first of the month. 
    • Love a good walk/jog in a colorful pair of running shoes. Or, conversely, a saunter around a snazzy food store looking at every marvel on the shelves.

    A Wish List of Adventures


    Ice cream:

    Scooping, making, glimpsing and discovering the art and hard work of happiness creation.

    Foodie Products:

    Supporting the journey of a fabulous product from idea to production to final delicious bite.

    Foodie Stores:

    Helping with the grunt work, practicalities, and imagination of choosing, buying, stocking, selling, and keeping the customer coming back for more.


    International House-Sitting:

    Spending a wee bit of time tending someone else's house while they travel the world, and experiencing the privilege of visiting someone else's life... seeing where they shop, get coffee, go to the movies, walk their dogs. An itty bitty life swap, for just a little while.

    Travel Coordination:

    Participating in the design and delivery of a travel experience, taking a group of people to a distant local, and making their voyage easeful and exemplary.

    Events & Community

    Event Logistics:

    Helping to bring an event from concept to completion, and seeing the wizardry involved in logistics, timing, contingencies, and coordination.

    The Icing on the Proverbial Cake




    Study hard what interests you in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. ~Richard Feynman