Sage Orville Shea

Digital Content Strategist

Passionate about data-informed decision-making, Sage Shea is no stranger to large data sets, large-scale projects and data-informed decision-making. An expert in SEO, web traffic monitoring, heat mapping and social media analytics, he previously worked a data manager at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and as a project manager for the web development company Gravity Switch. He is currently enrolled at Emerson College for a master’s degree in digital marketing and data analytics.

In his free time, Shea manages his own photography business with a focus on wedding and event photography. His work has been published in Boston Voyager, QWear, The Valley Advocate, Take Magazine and more. On days off, you can find him at either one of the many local music spaces in the Pioneer Valley or at home with his 10-pound pup. A long-time advocate for social issues and mental health, he strives every day to make the world a little bit better.


  • Et tu Brute? Intuitive Web Design Meets Brutalism, Northampton Nerd Nite guest speaker, Northampton, MA - FEB 2019
  • Going Toe to Toe: Trans Identities and Digital Footprints - Lecture and Follow-up Workshop, Facilitated by Amherst College for 9th Annual Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference, MAR 2018
  • Photography Queeries: a How To Guide for Marketing, Inclusivity, and Welcoming Your LGBT+ Client — Presentation, Facilitated by PUG (Photography Networking Group) in partnership with Shana Perry of Love & Perry 


  • 6 Ways to Have a More Trans-Inclusive Wedding, Catalyst Wedding Co. | OCT 2018

Photography in Published Works

  • 100 MOST STYLISH DAPPERQS 2018, Dapper Q (for my work with a former project, “Right Click Queer) | JUNE 2018
  • San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz to Mt. Holyoke students: ‘True leadership comes from the heart,’ The Valley Advocate | APRIL 2018
  • Wishbone Zoe, The Valley Advocate (print) | FEB 2018
  • Meet Caitlin Shea of Caitlin Shea Photography in Holyoke, BostonVoyager Magazine | DEC 2017
  • Rob Deza’s Story, Holdfast | NOV 2017
  • Brides, Grooms, And Their Accessories, The Valley Advocate | AUG 2017
  • OFF OFF OFF BROADWAY, Take Magazine | JULY 2017
  • Basemental: The Leafies are a Guerilla Band, The Valley Advocate | JULY 2017
  • Brickabrack, The Valley Advocate (print) | JULY 2017
  • Smith College School for Social Work: InDepth, (front page feature) | FALL 2016
  • Style Profile: Gabrielle Ricci, NYC, Qwear | MARCH 2016
  • Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, punk opera edition, Brokeland | JAN 2016