A Boston native, Sharon spent her childhood in New England and Greenville, Tennessee, where her father was born.
In 1974, she joined the U.S. Navy and became a Corpsman stationed in California. She then dedicated her life to raising her two sons, Tom and James and worked as a Training Specialist for a decade with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Hanover, New Hampshire and Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1995, she relocated to Virginia and spent 11 years working as Accounting Assistant for Peninsula Funeral Home.
She lives in Hampton with her husband, Doug. Together they have four children and six grandchildren. Sharon is an active board member of the Parrot Head Club Tidewater, supporting Alzheimer’s Association, Susan G. Komen, SPCA and local FoodBanks.