Shanna Rippy

Shanna RippyRegional Sales Manager
510/340-9289
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If ever there was a girl who embodied "Rosie the Riveter", it's Shanna. From restoring homes (and yes, we mean, knocking down walls and laying tile!) to designing fashion product lines to finding the best wedding venues across the country, this girl really can do anything she sets her mind to! And not only is she multi-talented, but she does everything with an infectious personality to boot. In fact, she's so enthusiastic about chatting with her clients and learning about the ins and outs of their business, that we've had to limit her to one use of the word "awesome" per phone call. She simply loves what she does and isn't afraid to show it. We are so thankful that Shanna is on our team.

Insider Info

Favorite wedding-related movie: Hmm, this is a tough one! I would say either Princess Bride, Philadelphia Story or 27 Dresses. I had to add 27 Dresses because I've actually worn one of the the dresses in the movie as a bridesmaid!

Extracurricular activities: I love to do so many things! I read a lot of books, paint, sculpt, sew, run, play bocce ball, and do home renovations—but my favorite activity is spending time with family and friends.

Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Jack White. I am intrigued by him. I'm not big on the idea of having a relationship with a celebrity (I like my privacy too much), but he's creative and eccentric, qualities I tend to gravitate to.

Best advice to brides: Don't worry if things aren't 100% perfect on your wedding day. Most people will never notice, so just relax and enjoy yourself! In the end, the day is about you and your partner, not anyone else.

Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: Snuggling with my fur babies! I have 2 dogs and a cat.

Source of inspiration: I believe you can find inspiration everywhere. I love to take a moment and just look around. There are so many things that can feed a creative mind.

Workspace décor: I have a mid-century desk and like to keep things fairly simple, yet quirky. I have polka dots on my pens and a small cube speaker with polka dots on my desk. I also try to find fun items that are functional, for example, my tape dispenser is a gold dachshund.

What I like most about my job: I really enjoy getting to know new people. Every day is an opportunity to make another friend and learn something new.

Dream vacation spot: There are so many beautiful places and people on this planet, I can't pick just one!

Favorite quote: "If you're falling off a cliff, you might as well try to fly. You have nothing else to lose." —John Sheridan, Babylon 5

Fictional character I most identify with: Alice from Alice in Wonderland. I look at the world around me with curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism, and a loving heart. I am always open to expanding my knowledge and having adventures.