Happi McQuirk
Hillcrest, Castle Hill
Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland
Tel: +353-42-937-3995 Fax: +353-42-937-3995
Email address: happi1@eircom.net
Web site: http://homepage.eircom.net/~happi1

US Address:


4703 Purdue Avenue
Dallas, TX 75209
Tel: 214-352-8535


Writer (technical and other), editor, graphics design, prepress, desktop publishing, journalist, small business consulting, Macintosh computer training and consulting, FileMaker Pro database design, accounting and taxes, photographer, painter, Web Page design and online research, entrepreneur

Technical Expertise:

Hardware: Apple Macintosh O/S
  Software: Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), Adobe Photoshop & PageMaker, Macromedia FreeHand, FileMaker Pro, QuarkXPress, HTML Editor, Fetch, Agamik BarCoding, Adobe PageMill, QuickBooks, Quicken, MacInTax, Apple ColorSync
  Exposure to: Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, CorelDraw, WordPerfect, Claris HomePage, Virtual PC with Windows, ColorIt, Adobe PressReady


 1987-Present McQuirk Consulting Company, President/Owner, Apple Macintosh computer reseller, training and consulting, writer (technical and other), graphic design, prepress, desktop publishing, journalist, small business consulting, photographer, painter, FileMaker Pro database design; Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland, Bainbridge Island, Washington and Kapaa, Hawaii
 1991-1992 Shoppers Connection, Inc., Chief Financial Officer, major stockholder, all financial and record keeping responsibilities, shared customer service duties, shared publication efforts for 92 page catalog (updating, printing, binding). Lihue, Hawaii
 1987-1991 Earthstewards Network, Volunteer and Paid Staff Member, handled bookkeeping and assisted with tax preparation for this non-profit organization; Bainbridge Island, Washington
1982-1987 Flying Unicorn Bookstore Co., President, majority stockholder, owned, managed & operated specialty bookstore with over $70,000 in inventory; Poulsbo, Washington
Other Prior Experience Stock and bond portfolio management, staff supervision, preparation of Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Reports; 12 years experience in the Travel Industry; 7 years experience in retail.


MacCentral Online: Journalist for drupa 2000, the world's largest print and publishing trade show, Dusseldorf, Germany. List of articles available - check them out here.
  Celtic Tree Oils, Ltd.: Brand creation, label design and brochures for several lines of complementary medicine products, including, aromatherapy essential oils, hair care products, full range of oils, creams and other natural products
  The Crane Bag: Ogham Oils and Essences: Editor, layout, design and prepress of this health book - expanded this book from a 40 page pamphlet to 224 pages, wrote descriptions of trees (with illustrations) and edited this book for author, Róisín Carroll.
  Triple Spiral Consultation Cards: Creation, design and prepress for this deck of 46 cards based on The Crane Bag for author.
  Warriors of the Heart: typed and edited this book for author, Danaan Parry.
  Words of Agony, Words of Hope: Work in progress about the peace process in Northern Ireland, focusing on the work of the peace groups which are laying the foundation for this current opportunity for peace. Three trips to Northern Ireland, 100 hours of interviews, thousands of photographs.
  Volunteers for Peace, Coordinator and Program Director: hosted & coordinated program for 10 Russian environmentalists for Windstar (John Denver's non-profit organization) in Aspen, Colorado, 1988 ­ 3 documentaries were made (Discovery Channel, Central Soviet TV ­ shown to 216 million people ­ and Grassroots Channel); created and managed programs in Seattle, Washington for two more groups of Russian environmentalists in 1989 and 1990 with the help of an all volunteer local group. Two trips to the Soviet Union to set things up.
  Earthstewards Network: participated in and assisted with numerous projects, such as the Belfast-American Peace Project, PeaceTrees projects all over the world and Kids-to-Kids and other exchanges with the former Soviet Union, staffed the "Warriors of the Heart" workshops (conflict resolution training).
  Business Manager for Andrey Knishev, a Russian TV director: arranged for and facilitated Andrey to be co-host and co-director for a KCTS-9 (Seattle PBS station) special on the "Art of Goodwill," a program about the Goodwill Arts Festival contemporaneous with the 1990 Goodwill Games and which won a regional Emmy award; supported his work on "The World + Russia," a series for Soviet (and now Russian) TV and numerous other projects in the wings. Another of his PBS specials on the American election process as seen through Russian eyes won an Emmy award.

Community Activities:

The Happy Mac Club, President, Founding and Charter Member, 1996-present
  Guild of Hawaii Computer Professionals, Founding & Charter Member, 1995-6
  Kauai Internet Surfing Society (KISS), Founding & Charter Member, 1995-6
  Kauai Macintosh User Group (KMUG), Treasurer, 1992 to June, 1996


University of Dallas, 1964-5 and 1974, started out as a Foreign Languages major
  Kauai Community College, 1991 to 92, Business major, Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa
  University of Hawaii-West Oahu, 1993 to May, 1996, Business Administration major, Dean's List, 3 classes left for completion

 Foreign Languages:

Moderately fluent in French, Russian, German, Spanish, plus smatterings of others