About the HondaEngage HOST Team
Though she would really like to have a more worldly past, Shelsa McEntee-Smith was born and raised in Ohio, attended Capital University majoring in Communications and Musical Theater (in Ohio), and has worked in marketing positions in the retail, hospitality, and professional sports industries since graduation – focusing on graphic and web design, copywriting, event coordination, and social media (all in Ohio). She started with the Honda Engage team assisting in the coordination of conferences, events, and supplier trips for the Honda Supplier Support department, including new technology and social media initiatives. She now manages the training program for Honda suppliers throughout North America.
Shelsa currently resides near Marysville (Ohio) with her husband Ryan, their daughter Ianna, and son Kelby.
Dying for some random Shelsa facts? Good. I knew you were.
- Shelsa has skills like Hendrix. Seriously. She’s a lefty!
- Her other shirt is a cape. Yes, she’s a working mom and that certainly holds true, but she really likes superheroes. Marvel characters in particular. Her favorite, by far, is Deadpool.
- She’s a study of antipodes. She loves being outside camping and canoeing with her family equally as much as hunkering down with a good video game. She enjoys shooting sports but doesn’t enjoy meat. :p She likes scuba diving with her sister but has an obsessive love/fear of sharks. She’s also terrified of spiders. And math. (Though last I checked those weren’t antipodes.)
Being an Army brat growing up I had the opportunity to live in Europe (West Germany) for three years. I lived predominantly in the United States from the west coast to the deep south. So if you listen closely you can probably hear a southern drawl! I graduated from Western Kentucky University (Go Big Red!) where I received my bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.
At the young age of 5, my parents decided to pack up their entire lives and move our family across the world to provide a better life for me and my siblings. In 2001, we moved from Guam all the way to Ohio. Growing up in a Filipino household I was able to grow up alongside my big family with all my cousins while our parents gave us everything they never had. I was the first person in my family to graduate college with a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a focus in Human Resources and Marketing from Bowling Green State University.
Lately, I have really been into reading and have been a complete book worm since I started up again. I love spending time with my family and grabbing drinks with my friends any chance I get. Food is my ultimate language, and I am willing to try any and everything. I am always up for a new change of scenery, which makes visiting Mount Rainier State Park number one on my bucket list of places to travel, in the United States that is. Having this adventurous and outgoing personality makes me so excited for this next chapter of my life with this position will bring.