Shannon Bahrke

Founder & Chief Inspirational Olympian
Team Empower Hour
Salt Lake City, UT

Shannon Bahrke was born and raised in Lake Tahoe, CA and moved to Salt Lake City, UT in 1998 to pursue her dreams of making the U.S. Ski Team and ultimately compete for the USA at the Winter Olympic Games.  She made the U.S. Ski Team that very same year and had continued success for the next twelve years.  She competed on 6 World Championship Teams, 3 Olympic Teams, brought home 2 Olympic Medals, 7 World Cup Wins, 1 Overall World Cup Title and 6 National Titles.   Since her retirement in 2010 she and her husband, Matt, started up and in 2013 sold their first company, Silver Bean Coffee. She now has her plate full again with a 5 year old little girl named Zoe, a 7 month old baby boy named Tucker, working as a Ski Champion for Deer Valley, wrote a children’s book titled “Mommy, Why Is Your Hair Pink?” and launched a corporate team building and inspiration company called Team Empower Hour! Just recently she was named a 2019 Utah Business Forty Under 40 award winner!