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Member Spotlight: Shannon Foley Henn

Gravity Haus connects people who see the world as an incredible playground. We help the planet by traveling, recreating and growing with others while and learning along the way. We believe if we’re enhancing your active lifestyle, one experience at a time, then we’re doing it right. Community first, everything else will follow. Get to know the faces behind the Gravity Haus community!

SHANNON FOLEY HENN

All-In Member

Meet Shannon Foley Henn. The Philadelphia native is an artist and treasured Gravity Haus community member with a story to tell! 

After graduating from Boston College, Shannon found herself in San Francisco working in brand development. A job offer led her to Kenya, handling marketing for a safari company before she landed in New York looking for the next big adventure. Shannon arrived in Denver to help her brother-in-law with his new downtown bar, planning to stay for just six months. Sixteen years later, you can find Shannon, brightening up the cultural landscape in Winter Park.

Over the years, she ran an international rock n roll cancer foundation where she met her husband who used to race bikes in Winter Park. In 2015, they were living in Tanzania and had plans to move back to Kenya when they purchased a small investment property in Colorado. They came to Winter Park to spruce up the property and never left!

We caught up with Shannon to dish on mountain living, superpowers and art gallery life.

Q&A With Shannon Foley Henn

Q. First, tell us about your gallery!

A. Uptripping is a culmination of all of our crazy life experiences and travels exploded into a funky gallery. We are not your average stuffy space. We love that our locals and visitors pop in weekly just to see what’s new (and maybe have a snit of whiskey). You’ll find art from locals like myself and from village chiefs from Kenya, children in Nepal and at-risk women in Kyrgyzstan.

Q. What’s your superpower? 

A. Oh man, hmm. I would say my superpower is bringing color into the world.

Q. Mantra you live by?

A. “Why not?” The biggest life adventures and changes have come by asking myself “why not?” I think we get held back by all the “what if’s.” If I can’t come up with a valid reason not to take a leap, I go for it. It’s never failed me. Sure, I may have some broken bones because of some crazy adventures, but I also have great stories because of them.

Q. What do you love about Gravity Haus?

A. I love having a beautiful place to work that feels like home. It’s now part of my routine. Pop in for coffee, get some work done, run into friends and inevitably find myself rolling right into happy hour.

Q. Words of wisdom for like-minded adventurers? 

A. Be kind out there, say hello to the person next to you at the airport bar, say yes to adventure and get your ass over to Uptripping and come say hi!

Find Shannon’s gallery Uptripping across the street from Gravity Haus Winter Park and dive into the local WP community! We’ll see you there.

Member Events

Early Bird Skin and Sip with Zach Ryan

Gravity Haus Breckenridge 605 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO

Beginner | Fitness - Join ambassador Zach for an early morning filled with snow, skinning, Unravel coffee and the GH crew!Event OverviewSkill Level: Beginner/IntermediateEvent Type: Adventure/FitnessAbout the Event: Kick your Monday off right and join ambassador Zach for an early […]

Monday Meditation Snowshoe with Crescent Moon Snowshoes

Gravity Haus Breckenridge 605 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO

Beginner | Fitness - Get your Monday meditation in, snowshoe style! Snowshoe around Sawmill reservoir. After, warm up with Unravel coffee!Event OverviewSkill Level: BeginnerEvent Type: FitnessAbout the Event: Soak in the magic of Breckenridge mountains as you connect to all […]

Holiday Wreath Making and Ugly Sweater Competition

Nurture • A Wellcare Marketplace 2949 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO

Social | Craft - Join us for a night of holiday wreath making and ugly holiday sweaters at Nurture!Event OverviewSkill Level: SocialEvent Type: CraftAbout the Event: We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Madelyn Claire Floral Design to […]

Sunset Snowshoe and Hot Toddy Social

Gravity Haus Winter Park 78869 U.S. 40, Winter Park, CO

Beginner | Adventure - Join ambassadors Katie and Kelly for an evening filled with a snowshoe adventure and hot toddy social at Unravel!Event OverviewSkill Level: BeginnerEvent Type: AdventureAbout the Event: Join ambassadors Katie Steinharter and Kelly Thompson for an evening […]

Holiday Cocktail Mixology Class at GH Breck

Unravel Bar Breckenridge 605 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO

Social | Drink - Let's kick off the holiday season together in this holiday themed mixology class ft a surprise beverage partner!Event Description:Primary Event Type - DrinkSkill Level - SocialAbout the Event: Learn from the best bartenders in Breckenridge as […]

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