I'm Teara McGinn. I live in northern Canada, a stone's throw away from the world-famous Jasper National Park.
It’s a little cold here, but the view can't be beat.
I've been a web developer since 2008 and have been a certified Shopify Expert since 2014. Since then, I've been hired to do development work on over 100 Shopify sites.
I'm not just a coder. I’m a big-picture Shopify Expert that can help you make the most of the platform. Having worked with e-commerce stores in a wide variety of niches, I can help you implement solutions that don’t just fix your website, they actually help you grow your business.
My goal is simple: To help you identify what's holding your store back, and then implement targeted, cost-effective solutions that set you up for success. Some developers will just do what you ask (install this app, change that theme) but aren’t interested in the larger process—like how all the moving parts of a Shopify store fit together.
Every new project I work on starts with a conversation. I'll ask you about what problems you're looking to fix, and then—together—we'll weigh your options. Once you fully understand the pros and cons of each approach, you'll have the information you need to choose which solution is going to be the best one, for you.
The Bright Bird Team
I'm a senior Shopify developer, but I do not work alone. I do most of the actual development work myself, but I also lead a small team of trusted experts who I involve on a project-by-project basis for stores that need the unique skills of a specialist.
It's a challenge to find reliable, skilled people to help with specific aspects of your store—like graphic design, branding, copy, marketing, advertising, accounting, and inventory management. With my team of Bright Bird experts, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve got great people helping you make your store the best it can be.
Beyond my team, I'm also an active member of the broader Shopify developer community. I'm a straight shooter. If I'm not the best person for your job, you can trust me to refer you to someone else who is.
Michelle Bourbonniere, Shopify Editing and SEO Expert
Michelle Bourbonniere is a professional copyeditor who specializes in editing, proofreading, and on-page search engine optimization (SEO) of website copy, including product descriptions, landing pages, social media posts, and content marketing copy.
- PhD in History from Stanford University
- Graduate of the copyediting program at the University of California, Berkeley
- Member of Editors Canada
Liz Agudelo, Shopify Social Media Marketer
Liz Agudelo is a Social Media Marketing Consultant who supports small to mid-size business owners tell their story and connect with their audience on Facebook and Instagram in a relevant and meaningful way.
Before starting her Social Media Marketing Consulting work, Liz had been running and continues to run a network marketing business for the last 4 years where she learned to use social media as a means to create authentic connections to grow her network and business. Liz now advises and creates content for business owners so they can get back to the demands of their work that need their direct focus and attention.
Liz is also a wife and mother, is active in her community, and enjoys photography, reading, and cooking.
Corinne Ball, Logo Artist & Shopify Graphic Designer
Corinne is a freelance graphic designer with over 30 years experience in the industry, mostly as a designer but also as a production artist. She understands the technical aspects of setting up a file to run smoothly at all stages, both in print and for digital applications.
Corinne has designed numerous logos, newspaper inserts, glossy magazines, and has created designs for posters, brochures, POP materials, displays, banners, stationary, & business cards. She recently finished working on a sports team crest and jersey designs. (FUN!) Corinne's favourite things to work on include company identities (logos) and, in general, wielding her craft to put the final polish on Shopify sites through their graphics. She can take your ideas and run with them, or, use her extensive creativity to come up with ideas of her own.
Meagan Charlebois, Facebook & Instagram Ads Specialist / Shopify Chat Bot Expert
Meagan's not just another ads specialist who will take the funds and run. She gets really invested in her campaigns and works hard until they bring you significant Return on Ad Spend! Ads and bots are more than just the technical set up. To make them successful, we must deep dive into the minds of your customers, offer value, and position you as the solution to their problem. Meagan takes that bit of psycology and combine it with some crazy mathmatical skills to create the winning campaign.
Meagan spent her childhood in Central Alberta, but moved to the United States in 1999. After graduating high school, she spent 5 years in the US Navy and deployed on the USS Stennis aircraft carrier. Eventually she found herself back in Alberta where she is now a wife and mother of 3.