Carolyn McShea

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Carolyn brings diverse skills that enable her to bridge conceptual and pragmatic thinking. A trained designer with an analytical mind, she expresses ideas through writing, maps and graphics. Her knack for organization makes her well-suited to the role of a consultant, and her collaborative nature comes through in strong relationships. She communicates directly and efficiently.


Carolyn specializes in strategic writing, graphic presentations, and visual analysis. She is most often engaged in multi-season resort and community planning, though her work supports all service areas of SE Group.

After graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in Studio Art and Human Centered Design Engineering, Carolyn worked in architecture in New York City. Those urban years solidified her passion for planning but left her missing nature, so she moved west to pursue an active mountain lifestyle.


  • Master Plan Preparation
  • Visioning and Strategic Planning
  • Site and Space Use Analysis

Outside the Office

Hailing from a Chicago suburb, Carolyn appreciates the topography of the west— and the outdoor recreation opportunities it affords. An avid runner and telemark skier, she’s recently combined her love for turns with her high pain threshold in the local skimo scene. You can catch her at a local coffee shop on the occasional Saturday morning, relaxing after an early morning adventure.