www.sheamackenzie.com
Email: Shea Mackenzie
Florida • Cell (804) 852-0910


Profile
With a diverse background of art, design, writing, and administration, I'm a successful writer and illustrator of cookbooks, an award-winning studio artist, a residential and commercial interior designer, as well as a former corporate human resources generalist, facilities administration director and weekly newspaper columnist.
Interior Designer: Residential/Commercial Interiors
  • planned and executed the space plan and design of a 125-person restaurant and piano bar in Atlanta, Georgia
  • designed the interiors of community residences and one ski rental property in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia
  • executed the landscaping design of community residences
  • assisted in the planning of new corporate and branch offices including:
    • coordinating the space planning
    • monitoring new construction
    • responsible for the selection and installation of new telecommunications system
Multi-media Artist:  
  • painted restaurant wall murals
  • created award-winning multi-media artwork
  • produced designs for upholstery and drapery fabrics, rugs, occasional furniture, and women's clothing
  • painted commission-based portraits
  • produced camera-ready pen and ink commercial advertising for local companies
  • created announcement and advertising art for fund raising activities of non-profit organizations
  • hand-painted original sisal floor coverings
Author and illustrator: *See below for published works  
  • Wrote and illustrated three published books (Avery Publishing, NY) with combined sales exceeding 475,000 copies
  • wrote and illustrated two as-yet unpublished books
Human Resources Generalist:
  • recruited technical, administrative, and exempt employees
  • administered salary and benefit compensation programs for 900+ employees
  • managed employee relations programs
  • installed salary administration programs including job description development
  • supervised human resources department personnel
  • conducted new employee orientations
  • performed employee counseling and career development
  • wrote corporate policy and procedure manuals, articles, reports, and newsletters
  • organized conferences, seminars, board meetings, social and fund-raising events
  • assisted in close-down operations of corporate divisions
Director of Administration  
  • moved corporate and satellite offices
  • opened and staffed satellite facilities
  • directed office services for corporate facilities and 35+ branch offices
  • established administrative policies and procedures
  • supervised numerous external and internal personnel in a variety of departments including: courier services, supply and purchasing departments, front office staff, mail centers, and security personnel
  • wrote corporate job descriptions, articles, copy, reports, policy and procedure manuals, and newsletters
Weekly food columnist/Restaurant Reviewer:
  • The Northwest Daily News, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
WORK HISTORY  
  • Owner, SHEA Design Studio, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, a diversified, profitable, well managed corporation.
  • Manager of Human Resources, GTE Telecommunications, Reston, Virginia
  • Director of Human Resources and Administration, Consultants & Designers, Arlington, Virginia
  • Director of Human Resources and Administration, Long & Foster Realtors, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Director of HR and Administration, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Washington, D.C.
  • Human Resources Generalist, United Nuclear Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia
Shea Mackenzie Published Cookbooks
The Garden of Earthly Delights The Garden of Earthly Delights Cookbook - Amazon
Reviews:
"I own a number of vegetarian cookbooks, but this one has some of the most stunning vegetarian dishes I have ever made! Some of the recipes are more challenging than others, but you won't be disappointed when you taste the results." - Rebecca H. Morrow

"I have over 100 vegetarian cookbooks but this is my favorite. The recipes are all delicious and range from simple to difficult (but well worth any effort). When I am having company I always turn to this book and even non-vegetarians will rave and never miss the meat." - Susan Leskody
The Pizza Gourmet

The Pizza Gourmet - Amazon
Reviews:
"I have owned this cookbook for over ten years now and use it often. It has the most amazing recipes for pizza. At the beginning of the book are recipes for different types of dough, followed by various sauces. The actual pizza recipes are divided roughly by geographic region. The variety is fantastic. Recipes use beef, chicken, pork, seafood, tofu, beans, or just vegetables. Fresh herbs are often included in the ingredients, as well as a wide variety of cheeses. The author includes a glossary of ingredients in case you come across one that you are unfamiliar with. If you are looking for an unusual and impressive pizza recipe, then you will find it in this cookbook. I highly recommend it" - Amanda Dos Santos
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The Bread Machine Gourmet The Bread Machine Gourmet- Amazon
Reviews:
"This book has a nice variety of recipes, and they generally work. And that is quite a lot to say if you live at 6,500 feet, and have had bread dough take over your kitchen in the past..." - J. Hill
EDUCATION  
  • AAS, Interior Design, Summa cum Laude, Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Bachelors of Science, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
MEMBERSHIP  
Allied Member, ASID  
PORTFOLIO  
   Available@ http://www.sheamackenzie.com/portfolio.html  
REFERENCES  
Available upon request.

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