UPTRIPPING is the culmination of Shannon & Jeremy Henn's passions all under one roof. The name comes from their love of adventure. They have traveled throughout the globe raising funds for various organizations. To go on a "trip" is never enough, they love to turn every adventure into a way to give back to the communities they visit. This is where the concept of "up-tripping" was born. Shannon & Jeremy believe that Uptripping is a way of life. Whether it is Uptripping a travel experience by giving back, Uptripping a piece of furniture with Chalk Paint®, or Uptripping a home with a new piece of artwork; the Henn's strive to make their little corner of the world (wherever that may be) a better place. A portion of every sale at Uptripping is donated to charity. The Henn's choose one local charity and one international charity to support each month.
Shannon Foley Henn is an international organization developer, brand and marketing director, artist and travel advisor known for executing some of the most extreme concerts and events in the world including; the highest concert on Earth at Everest Basecamp, the first concert atop Mt Kilimanjaro, and the largest group on the Inca Trail. Shannon received her BA at Boston College in Business/Marketing with a concentration in Fine Art. Her career path began in corporate America where she was the national director of brand identity for an international accounting firm. Her marketing and branding expertise led her to Kenya where she specialized in safari consulting. In 2007 she was the founding executive director of the World’s leading Rock and Roll cancer foundation, Love Hope Strength (LHS), which led her to meet Jeremy. Together, they traveled the world registering bone marrow donors at concerts and supporting international cancer programs with LHS. In 2014 they founded The Impact Plan, a global charity supporting unique programs from elephant rescue in Kenya and water access in Nepal to a children’s cancer center in Tanzania. She returned to her passion for art in 2015 and quickly rose to become a “notable artist” and was selected as one of the “artists of the year” by online curated purveyors such as Vango Art. Her commissioned paintings can now be found throughout the United States in homes, businesses and Uptripping.
Jeremy Henn is a former military trainer/program manager, commercial and residential building contractor and business developer. Jeremy is a graduate of Boise State University and former member of the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard. He was division manager of RH Hughes and account manager for Coors Distributing. He founded and ran Colorado Custom Home Repair and Painting Company. His expertise in running successful business ventures led him to the iconic School of Rock where he was the Director of Development for Western U.S. and International expansion. In 2012, he joined Shannon in running the international cancer foundation, Love Hope Strength, as Managing Director and Head of Operations. He is currently running The Impact Plan & Uptripping operations and is the head of sales and business development for Undercover Systems of Colorado a decking company for large residential properties. In his "spare time", Jeremy does home repair for real estate agents and homeowners around Grand County via handyhenn.com.