- United States (also known as USA) freestyle skier Shannon Bahrke, who won a bronze medal in the 2010 Olympics, funded her own training. Shannon Bahrke launched a coffee bean company with $1 of every bag to be reinvested in her Olympic training.
- Shannon Bahrke has been a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for the past 10 years. One of her greatest achievements is winning a silver medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. She earned a spot on the 2010 Olympic Team in Vancouver and got a medal.
She supports the charity of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, http://www.bestfriends.org