Hi! I’m Shea,
The Hiking CEO

I’m glad you’re here!

Want more out of life?

Lace up your hiking boots! It’s time for an adventure!

My Personal Projects and Passions

I’m an entrepreneur and hiking fanatic who loves inspiring people to discover their own potential and insights.

The Hiking CEO Circle

The Priority Paradigm

My National Park Quest


Building a Business • Seeking Fulfilment • Making a Significant Change • Pursuing a Quest

Calling No Bullshit

On a solo hike, right near the end of the trail, I had to cross through a herd of cattle. Most the herd was relaxing and didn't care one bit about my presence. This bull, however, was less impressed with my presence. I had to walk with 8 meters of him, and he never took his eyes off of me!

I don’t believe in get-rich-quick schemes or an instant happiness formulas. I believe in getting out of “the box.” I’ll share what I know and the lessons that I’ve learned. Success is not a destination, it’s an adventure.

Create Your Vision

Shea Working

Who is the boss of your life? Choosing to become an entrepreneur, making a radical life change, or pursuing a quest can set you on course toward empowerment to become who you are meant to be.

Start Your Journey

Follow the Clouds

Don’t regret tomorrow what you failed to start today. Your life was designed to be fulfilling, happy, and even exciting! It’s time to put the past behind and embrace your destiny. Start your own journey now, and finally set your spirit free.


The Priority Paradigm Chalkboard

What’s Holding You Back?

Create The Life That You Want

Experience Alignment and Balance

Develop A Success Mindset

Relax and Take A Deep Breath

Gem Lake


You’re here because you are looking for something. I wish I could offer you a red pill or a blue pill. Of course, I can not. You must be willing to take an honest look at yourself, as you begin your adventure.

Chicago Lakes Trail No. 52


Maybe. Try. Do I have to list all the words? You know them. The ones that are really just a hedge to you finally taking the leap that is necessary. If you’re not ready, that’s okay. When you are, your true adventure can begin!

Down a Dirt Road


Some adventures may last only a short time. The adventure that is your life will last, well, it will last a lifetime. Your ability to stay the course and trek toward your vision will make all the difference in your world.

A Little About Shea

In 2004, only a couple of months after launching, my first online company started turning a profit. I promised myself that I wouldn’t quit my job until my business was making more than me. Within a year, I turned in my resignation and never looked back.

For years, many people thought that I was a stay-at-home dad. After all, I didn’t have to “go to work.” and I didn’t complain about my “job.” I spent tons of time with my kids, enjoyed volunteering, hiked thousands of miles, meditated on isolated mountain peaks, and even a published a sci-fi novel!

I had something that others didn’t – HAPPINESS, FLEXIBILITY, and SUCCESS.

Shea in the Trees

Weekly Mortgage Newsletter

Colorado Sky Media, LLC

The Betrayal of Ka

Launch Your Entrepreneurial Adventure!

Heading down the path of having your own business, or preparing to profit from your quest?
You need to start with these two tools.

SiteGround Hosting

Every adventure needs a website. It doesn’t matter if it is for a business, the logging and memorializing of a quest, or simply blogging. Having your own site that YOU control is critical. Siteground is my trusted, go-to hosting company. They easily scale as your site grows. I highly recommend that you begin with a WordPress site.

Get Hosting

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Building your relationship with your list is critical to creating the leverage needed to achieve your goals. ActiveCampaign is the most affordable and feature-rich platform available. They offer entry-level plans with awesome automation and tracking capabilities. Start simple and grow into full marketing automation and CRM.

Get Email Marketing

Shea’s Latest Blog Posts

Descending into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Within the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, reaching the Gunnison River means either repelling down 2,000-foot cliffs or “hiking” down steep ravines. As I am not a technical climber, I opted to trek to the river via the SOB Draw. The trip down took about two hours, while the journey back up took over four hours, but every minute of the day was well worth the effort. Being in the Black Canyon is a unique and memorable experience.

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I’m Not A Racist, But…

“You can’t be here. You don’t belong.” In a bar in Mexico, on a dark, isolated, country road, the bartender’s words hit. A friend and I were someplace that we didn’t belong. In a situation that seemed suddenly dangerous, my mind generated dozens of potentially bad outcomes. The next words from the bartender would teach me an important lesson.

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My National Park Quest Declaration!

I am declaring that I intend to To Experience & Share each of the United States National Parks, plus all of our National Forests and National Monuments. A recent trip through southern Utah has finally prompted me to begin this epic adventure. Over the next decade or so, I’ll be traveling to every state and many of the US territories to discover more about this great country and sharing it with you.

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Kicking Around Some Landscapes

Between launching a new software company, running my marketing company, working on writing my next novel, getting some hiking in, and raising my sons, I’ve been playing with little photography.

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Photo Featured on DayHikesNearDenver.com

A couple of years ago, my friend, Mike Summers (@msphotomid), and I headed up to the Chicago Lakes for an awesome day of hiking and photography. A few days ago, I was contacted by the website, DayHikesNearDenver.com. It’s a great site featuring all kinds of one-day hikes that you can do from Denver, Colorado. The […]

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