Tony Shea ( Editor-in-Chief, New York)

Tony Shea is based in New York, having recently moved from Los Angeles after more than a decade on the sunny coast. His short films have won numerous awards and screened at major festivals around the world including Comic-Con. As a musician, he is the lead singer for Los Angeles rock n’ roll band Candygram For Mongo (C4M) who has been a featured artist on Clear Channel Radio’s Discover New Music Program and whose songs have been heard on Battlestar Gallactica (Syfy Channel) and Unhitched (Fox) among other shows and films.

Nate Johnson (Sr. Contributing Editor, Los Angeles)

Nate “Chops" Johnson currently holds more than a dozen competitive bearding titles, including 6, 1st place victories, and 2 for Best In Show. He lives in Los Angeles, and enjoys Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Jay Hood (Section Chief Shea Garage/Contributing Editor)

Jay Hood has lived in Baltimore, Maryland for the past 25 years.  He likes to travel and is an avid photographer.  His photography has been featured in several obscure and unassuming locations, such as John Ball Zoological Gardens.  He does not eat vegetables and is learning to enjoy seafood.  He strives to keep his DVR no more than 40% full.  Comfort is paramount and he is not above a little slacking.

Mary Kay Holmes (Sr. Contributing Editor, Los Angeles)

Mary Kay Holmes runs an empire called Daily Hot Guy and dares you to download the iPhone app so you can join her in a world where there is an abundance of gorgeous men, chocolate and cocktails.Check out the iPhone app in iTunes!Handsome men are

Dan O'Day McClellan (Contributing Editor, Los Angeles)

Pennsylvania native Dan O'Day McClellan is a seasoned actor, writer, comedian, voice over artist and producer. Dan is the founding member of Los Angeles improv comedy troupe, The Omelettes. Dan's ongoing film making/producing work with Pete Galaxie Productions includes the award-winning short film, The Silence of Bees, along with the short films, Just Out of Reach, Reality of the Situation and The Afikomen. Dan's 1st Novel, Lognotes of a Wino, is due out in fall of 2015.

(in alphabetical order by first name)

Abe Levy

has three heads - one for writing, one for filmmaking and one for playing steel guitar. His new film DEEP DARK CANYON will be released in April. He lives with his family in Hollywood.

Alfred Guy

Collector and watcher of (Horror, mostly) movies. Martial artist and part-time movie actor, producer, stunt coordinator and assistant director.

Ben Easher

Raised by East Coast parents in the Midwest, Ben Easher has been in the Northwest since 1988. He currently lives in Portland, and still plays guitar and drums. (Photograph by Holly Homan.)

Benji Kozuch

Benji Kozuch is a philosopher, mountain biker, family man, and blues guitarist residing in Tucson, AZ. In a former life, he lived in New Orleans, working as a freelance bassist and fronting the band "Hot Karl."

Bill Chott

Bill Chott is currently appearing in the family film Marshall's Miracle. He was in The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp and appeared regularly in the Disney hit show Wizards of Waverly Place. Orginally from St. Louis Missouri, He has a film/TV/voiceover career in Hollywood and teaches improv in Hollywood, Pasadena and around the world. He attended Central Methodist University and trained in Improvisation at The Second City. There he worked with such comedy powerhouses as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert among many others. Bill starred on The Dana Carvey Show, does cartoon voices on PBS, Saturday Night Live and in film, he appeared in Galaxy Quest, Dude Where’s My Car, and he was a lead role as Thomas, the Special Olympian who brings home the bronze in the Farrelly Bros. film The Ringer. His family-friendly humor is infused with a twisted dark side that shows you can play clean and still be very, very disturbed.

Brent Short

Brent Short lives outside Tampa and works at Saint Leo University as the Director of Library Services.  He’s been a contributor to Sojourners, Radix, Mars Hill Review and Inklings. His poetry has appeared in Eads Bridge Literary Review, Windhover, Tar River Poetry and Sandhill Review, and still holds up “The Waste Land” and “Four Quartets” by T.S. Eliot as the towering achievements in modern poetry that the rest of us can only aspire to.


Carlos Kotkin

is left-handed and had five pet chickens when he was growing up in the foothills of San Diego County in a place called Lakeside. After graduating from high school as valedictorian, he promptly dropped out of the University of Southern California  in order to bring green organic tea to a number of highly acclaimed Emmy and Academy Award winning filmmakers. He began performing live shows in such venues as The Comedy Store, The Ice House, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and The Comedy Central Stage. He is a ten-time Moth storyslam winner, including two Grandslams and has been featured on KCRW's UnFictional as well as NPR's The Moth Radio Hour. His comic memoir of romantic misadventures, Please God Let It Be Herpes: A Heartfelt Quest for Love and Companionship has been published by Penguin books.

Chris Bonno

Chris Bonno is a multi-hyphenate creative sort who lives and breathes in Los Angeles, California.  Originally from Houston, Texas, as an artist he received his Bachelor Degree in Studio Art ,with Honors, at the University of Texas at Austin. While in his junior year of college he started performing at the Comedy Workshop and with the local hit group, Esther’s Follies as the lead male cast member.  A professional comedian, he was once named the Funniest Person in Austin and has been touring as the feature act for comedian Hal Sparks for many years, performing all over the country and in Canada.  Bonno, in addition has been on tour in California with a group of performers including Rick Shapiro, John Fugelsang, Rick Overton, Edie McClurg, Tracy Newman, Gary Stockdale and more.  Also an actor, he has been on many sitcoms and independent films as well as many commercials and cartoons. Currently he produces, directs, writes and stars in his own experimental comedy web series Electric Bonnoland (found on youtube or on his website at  As a painter his work is owned by various show biz industry sorts like Laraine Newman, Paul Provenza, Rick Overton, Kelly Carlin, Cheryl Hines, comedian Andy Kindler and more. (For a more comprehensive list check the art section at  His painting of Conan O’Brien is currently the number one art piece at He’s illustrated for National Lampoon Magazine, the Writer’s Guild of America magazine, the LA Weekly and the Austin Chronicle to name a few. And he can sing.

Christopher T. Wood

Christopher T. Wood has been an actor in Hollywood since the tender young age of 36.  He has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows and films and has been loving every minute of it.  He has been known to spontaneously break out into uncontrollable laughter while sitting at what others might describe as a boring audition.  The prevailing theory as to why this occurs is that he has just remembered he used to be a corporate lawyer on Wall Street for eight years and has now been retired for ten.  He thinks that's very funny.

Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is an itinerant newspaperman and media maker. He writes books and blogs at Subscribe to the Sunday Edition, Howell's weekly dispatch of original and curated curios, emailed to you for free. You'll also receive The Tea Cup Whale: How to Find Your Creative Niche as a Thank You for subscribing. Click here to subscribe now!

Emily Sinclair

Emily Sinclair is a lover of flourless chocolate cake, twinkly lights, and pole dancing. She's spent the past 12 years producing reality television and being an armchair psychologist to the brave people willing to put their faces on TV and cry about stuff. Having been an avid reviewer on Yelp for food and restaurant reviews, she jumped at the chance to write for SHEA MAGAZINE to shine a light on her humorous and dysfunctional life events. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Eric Hoffman

Eric Hoffman was a writer/performer on HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David. He is the co-author of the McSweeney's humor bible "Comedy By The Numbers." He is currently producing the podcast mini-series "Brainwarp: The Baby Eater" at  

Harvey Asher

After receiving his doctorate from Indiana University, Harvey Asher taught a variety of courses in history and interdisciplinary studies for thirty-five years at Drury University, a liberal arts school in Springfield, Missouri. His articles on themes in Russian history, American history, and the Holocaust have appeared in the Russian Review, Kritika, the Journal of Genocide Research, the Russian Dictionary, the SHARF Newsletter, Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia, and Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust. He is also the author of The Drury Story Continues, an informal but thorough history of the school.

Katy McCaffrey (Contributing Editor, Los Angeles)

Katy is a mother, a wife, and a TV producer, mostly in that order. Once she wrote some sarcastic things next to some pictures a guy took with her stolen iPhone. She was then semi-well known for three days afterwards. If You Must Know is what’s happened to her since then.

Kerry Lambert

Kerry Lambert has written over two decades for television, film, and the internet. Some of her diverse credits include “Time Warp” and “Raging Nature” for the Discovery Channel, “The Secret Life Of…” for Food Network, and “Three Thieves” for The Cooking Channel. She has written about science, nature, filmmaking, fitness, travel, and health – not necessarily together- for a myriad of different websites as well as directed and produced for stage, tv, and film. She is a regular contributor to Shea Magazine and Discover Outdoor Life. She enjoys teaching yoga, running, hiking, and raising two beautiful daughters. For more info on Kerry visit her at or click on the "web" link below.

Jay Stone

Jay Stone was raised in Bethesda, MD among a musical family. Bands and instruments were always coming and going to the basement of his parent’s house. It was around that time that a 4-track cassette recorder and a Boss DR-550 were left behind. Around the age of 10, Jay made some of his earliest (and long lost) recordings. After fooling with mixing and scratching on turntables in high school, he throw some money down on digital recording gear and some instruments and started recording some original material. Over the years Jay’s style and and process has become more refined, though an ensemble has never been formed. Jay Stone’s music has been strictly a solo effort using digital multi-tracking software and a small recording studio. To this day, the mission remains to strive to write, record and mix music with the utmost importance put on originality, self-sufficiency and professional audio quality.

Jim Coughlin

Jim Coughlin was born in Ohio but raised in the suburbs of St. Louis by a lovely family that lived across the street from his family.

His childhood was much like Mark Twain's, insofar as he was forced to work in a fence painting business at an early age.

He performs standup comedy regularly in the Los Angeles vicinity, hosting "The Jim Coughlin Show" at Henri's Restaurant in Canoga Park, usually on the second Friday.  That is all.

Lang Parker

Lang Parker came to national attention on the Emmy-nominated NBC show Last Comic Standing. She floored judges when she came out in her rough tomboy attire and asked, “Have you ever been mistaken for a lesbian?” Judge Buddy Hackett said, “You are a star!” Born and raised in Muskego, Wisconsin, Lang keeps audiences doubled-over with laughter when she describes how hard it is for a backwoods girl to be feminine. “Yeah, I played with Barbie. I strung her from a willow tree and shot at her with a bb gun.” Lang’s television credits include: Beverly Hills 90210,The Ellen Show and over two dozen National Commercials. The winner of California’s Funniest Female Contest and when she’s not touring the country, she enjoys entertaining our Troops overseas. Especially Afghanistan where her heart goes. Just co- Produced a film - Top Drawer. Has her hands in many different cookie jars- Producer, writer, actor, performer, Director. She loves it all.

L.D. Stringer

L.D. Stringer was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota and graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in journalism. She lives and breathes hard news and has worked as a crime reporter for several major city newspapers in the United States and Canada, helping local authorities crack cases and bring criminals to justice.

Lenny Schmidt

Lenny Schmidt is an actor/comic/writer/director who lives in Los Angeles. He's appeared in numerous films and TV shows including "Southland", "True Blood", and "Castle". He's performed stand-up in clubs, theaters, and cruise ships all over the world. He enjoys sleep, steak, and sports, not necessarily in that order.

Meagan Braganca

Meagan Braganca is a writer, environmentalist, historical researcher and now presenter on climate change. She lives with her family in the Baltimore area. Follow her on twitter @mbraganca

Mike Anthrope

Mike Anthrope is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Originally from Chicago, where he worked in a used auto parts store, Mike has traveled the world in search of trivial things that disgust him so that, by their omission, he might discover the things he loves.

Mike Monroe

Michael Monroe was born in Baltimore, MD and has lived there most of his life. He’s a poet and fiction writer whose preferred genres are Science Fiction and Fantasy, and he’s always had a thing for Allen Ginsberg and the Beats. His poetry has been published in Gargoyle Magazine, nthposition, the Lyric, Scribble, the Loch Raven Review, Foliate Oak, Primalzine, and various other publications.

Richard B. Phillips

Rick Phillips is a writer based in Los Angeles. He wrote the screenplay EDEN, a feature film that won the Audience Award at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival. Additionally, the film was the1st recipient of the Reel NW Award, as well as Runner-Up for the Grand Jury Award at the 2012 Seattle International Film festival. The film also screened at Cannes and Busan, South Korea. In August 2012, EDEN was purchased by Phase 4 Films and will be released in US theatres in early 2013.

Sara Gatewood

I like playing music for people and having people play music for me. The End.

Sean Koepenick

Sean Koepenick aka Earthdog grew up in the Washington, DC area. He lives, breathes and eats music, with a sweet tooth for punk rock. He loves his wife and 2 kids, Popeye’s chicken and playing the bass guitar. In his spare time he likes to read books that no one would even think of reading for pleasure like Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s August 1914 and William Shatner’s Teklab. Other favorite authors include Charles Bukowksi, John Fante and George Pelecanos. Fun fact: once drove Joey Ramone to the train station after a radio interview in a crappy Chevy Cavalier affectionately referred to as “the Grannymobile.” Now living in the Boston area, he is also a contributor to Razorcake magazine and currently plays bass guitar in Silver Screams:

Shelley Schneiderman Ducker (Contributing Travel Editor)

A mom, wife, sister, friend, traveler, chaos-maker, eater, joke-teller, enlivener and adventure-taker trying to get some of the craziness in my head out into the world. For at least me to read. And maybe my sister. And a friend or two. And YOU? The only thing between me and my dream to join the Century Club and visit 100+ countries is about 25 more passport stamps, two kids, a husband and a full time job. The quest begins anew each day...

Tony Acquaviva

Since the time of the Void, he rode the albino sabre-toothed pega-corn across the Polyverse. His scepter held the power of 50 quasars. In the 90s and 20-hundreds, he was one of Earth's highest-rated radio personalities, at stations such as WHFS, WIYY, and WBAB. Bethesda, MD native, Tony Acquaviva, is now a housewife and HD editor in Chapel Hill, NC. There is a son...