Shannon manages operations for ChIPs, supporting day-today functions, provides support to ChIPs regional chapters and helps produce the annual Global Summit. Shannon joins ChIPs after a decade in marketing and event planning in the Bay Area, where she worked with clients including HP, Autodesk, GoodData, Brocade, VMWare, The Winery SF and The Bay Club Company. Her longtime passion for riding in the equestrian industry — something she has done since age 3 — coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit led her to create barnstyle, an online equestrian boutique. That experience motivated her to pursue opportunities to support other women in business. Shannon has given her free time to both animals and young humans, serving as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters and as a volunteer with the Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center.