Sharon learned about Bridgeways as part of a team of project volunteers from Leadership Snohomish County, Reflecting on her work during the project, Sharon observed that “In working with staff and clients to document their stories, the recurring message of hope was profound and pervasive. Though it can seem a small or even simple thing, for any individual who has lived without hope for an extended period of time, when it is supported to be able to reestablish itself . . . life can take on new meaning.” Sharon is the Family and Juvenile Court Improvement Program Manager with the Snohomish County Superior Court. She coordinates the Unified Family Court; facilitates the “Table of Ten;” and, works every day with families whose children are in State custody (“dependency” cases in the courts) – where addiction and mental health issues are present in more than 90% of cases. A competitive rower since 1978, Sharon continues to row a single racing shell (built in the same year) and strives to be on the water, in the mountains hiking, cycling, or in the garden – usually with her husband, Jean. 

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