Hi! I’m Shea

I’m on a mission to discover and share stories of radical change and authentic happiness

While casually seeking tacos, chocolate and a funky zen!

Who is This Guy Named Shea?

The stock response that I’m an entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and adventurer seems a bit boring. So let you tell me about who I really am.

I’m the guy that asks the probing, emotional questions, loves to smile and laugh, and wonders why we get so trapped by our own thinking and assumptions. I’m curious about what makes people happy and admire those who forge their own path. I believe that life is meant to be enjoyable, happy, and fulfilling

Shea in the Trees

I find peace and rejuvenation alone in wild places, but I love conversation as much as I love isolation. Today, I’m truly happy that you visited my website.

What Gets Shea Excited and Fired Up?

The Priority Paradigm

My project exploring the stories of amazing people who have made radical changes in their lives for something more important. I inspire and motivate others to focus on what’s truly important and to nurture the courage to make real changes.

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The Hiking CEO Logo

Hire me to speak or coach. I’m the expert on making radical changes in life for something more important. Looking for a dynamic speaker with a unique perspective on courage and change to challenge your audience? That’s me!

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1001 Tales of Treasure

I’m on a quest to share 1001 stories of travel to beautiful and meaningful places that provide moments of personal contemplation, a connection with nature, and a timeless kinship to the people who made the location valuable.

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What Does That Guy Named Shea Have To Say?


NuCamp T@G XL Outback Walkthrough

For the last few years, I’ve been watching the popularity of teardrop trailers explode. These tiny camping wonders were popular in the 1950’s and over the last decade, they’ve made a tremendous comeback. I’ve joined the growing number of folks who are upgrading from tent to a bit more luxury. Here’s a quick video that […]

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Beginning 1001 Tales of Treasure

In the summer of 2017, I launched “My National Park Quest.” It was born during a trip to some of the astounding National and State Parks in Utah. The goal of my quest was to visit every National Park Unit, along with every National Monument, Forest, and Grassland. An Unease Settles In Over the next […]

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Relaunching Your Life for Authentic Happiness

What makes someone step away from the narrative of how our lives should be lived? You know, the story that begins with good grades to get into a good college to land that first job, and then move up the ladder, etc., etc.

My new project, The Priority Paradigm, is exploring what motivates people to make radical changes in their lives and veer from the “normal” model of life.

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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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