Sharon grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and moved north to Salem, then Portland. After a four-year detour to Columbus, Ohio, Sharon, her husband and two sons moved back to the NW and have been Mercer Islanders for the last seven years. Sharon has a BA in history and an MBA, her entire career has been in not-for-profit fundraising and marketing for higher education and multiple NGOs. She’s currently working on the community project to create an arts center on Mercer Island (MICA) as the Director of Strategic Relationships. Sharon’s passion, outside of her family and friends, is food. She’s active in the local farmers market, the MI Food Revolution, and is the Co-Founder of the healthy family coaching and website Table365: Feeding Your Family. Sharon enjoys being engaged in the community and is currently President of the Mercerwood Shore Club and an active member of the MI Rotary and the Women’s University Club of Seattle.