Shannon Wright is a Gitxsen Hereditary Chief and long-time entrepreneur. Shannon is the Owner and Operator of The Pepper Tree, located in the Coast Inn of the North.
Over the years, Shannon has been recognized by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce as a TOP 40 UNDER 40 difference-maker, as well as a recipient of the Indigenous Business of the Year Award.
Originally from Houston, B.C., Shannon grew up as a hair stylist starting at age 14. Shannon bought The Pepper Tree in 2007, and became the first Indigenous person to have a business in the Coast Inn of the North. The Pepper Tree Hair Studio is a staple in BC’s northern capital. Operating for over 40 years, decades of experience and commitment to excellence allows customers the confidence to trust stylists completely with their hair.
Proudly First Nations owned and operated, Shannon’s company carries a unique selection of products that reflect her rich and varied Indigenous cultures. From hand carved sterling silver jewelry to shawls/scarves and form line colouring books, the company continues to share its founders’ heritage with customers.
Learn more about The Pepper Tree at https://www.thepeppertree.ca/