Color Up CBD – Shauna Blanch
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Tune in to Episode 91 featuring Shauna Blanch, COO and Co-Founder of Color Up as she discusses the evolution of her CBD business and how they have pivoted to offering CBD infused hand sanitizer in the midst of the pandemic. Shauna provides a candid insight into her cannabis journey and how her product line has evolved over the years based on increased education and market need. Today Shauna and her team at ColorUp offer cannabis education classes online and in-person, infused CBD massages, facials, nail care and more. ColorUp also offers an amazing space for those looking to host events in Denver, CO.
Shauna Blanch has dedicated her life to service, education and being a positive impact on this planet. Growing up an ethical herbivore and conscious consumer, Blanch’s entrepreneurial spirit was fueled by her parents as they built their family business. Based in Colorado, Blanch is the COO, Co-owner & Co-founder of Color Up, a cruelty-free, all-natural CBD company led by a team focused on putting products into service and educating the community. Blanch is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Reiki Master and a yoga teacher.
Prior to co-creating Color Up, Blanch spent over a decade in the pharmaceutical industry where she focused on Dermatology and Internal Medicine, gaining valuable lessons that would become guides for creating her own business. In 2006, this New Jersey native moved to the West Coast and, eventually, left the pharmaceutical industry on a mission to share a more natural, compassionate lifestyle.
During this time, her relationship with cannabis became one of health and healing, so she moved to Colorado to become more intimately involved with hemp, herbalism and plant spirit medicine. Blanch consulted for several cannabis companies, grew her own medicine and became deeply involved in the industry. Recognizing the need for more education, Blanch worked with local schools to bring knowledge to the students and their communities.
Blanch, along with Color Up’s co-founders Will Parker and Bryce Conley, had a mutual vision when creating the brand, “Our vision in founding Color Up was to make clean, natural CBD infusions more accessible to everyone. We set out to do this not only by creating products that can be put into service by healthcare and beauty professionals, but also by providing a community space where people can feel comfortable testing products and asking questions. The knowledgeable team at our CBD Wellness Center in Denver provide a safe space, even for the most novice of cannabis users, to receive individualized answers.”
Blanch has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Rhode Island. In her free time, she enjoys being outside connecting with nature, animal activism and animal rescue work, participating in community events and fundraisers, and continuing her own journey as a lifelong student.