Sharon has served as the Blue Earth Area School District's Youth Development/Service Coordinator since February 1990. She facilitates a grade 10-12 peer helping program and a K-12 service-learning program. The youth development/service position functions under the Community Education umbrella and is also supported through various grants.

Sharon and her husband, Craig, have lived in Blue Earth since 1981. They have three children, all graduates of BEA; Kay 1996, Chad, 1999, and Kurt, 2002. Sharon relishes summer bike rides, winter cross-country skiing, visiting her children and reading good books.