A native of the Pacific Northwest Sharon has been a freelance photographer for nearly 40 years.

She is Director of the Camerawork Gallery;  Founder, Northwest Center for Photography; Gallerist, i witness gallery; and Co-Founder, Plates to Pixels Online Gallery. 

She has taught photography classes independently and through Portland Community College for nearly 15 years.

She is a gifted teacher and talented photographer. Sharon inspires her students to find new ways to see the world in a positive and encouraging environment.

Her goal is to help others find the joy, passion and personal enrichment photography has brought to her life.

While Sharon takes photography very seriously, and is truly passionate about teaching and educating, she firmly believes having fun is essential to the creative process