Sharon is a Charleston native with strong, family ties in the medical community. She grew up on the Isle of Palms. Sharon has a strong healthcare and management background which includes over 30 years of clinical, surgical, legal investigation and supervisory experience in military and civilian medicine . She retired as a Lieutenant Commander, US Navy Nurse Corps in 2006. Sharon was cited for “unfailing diligence and total dedication,” by military superior, who added: “(Sharon) is a superbly gifted and talented nurse … her leadership style inspires a strong sense of teamwork.” Sharon has worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant and Investigator for 25 years with The Military Defender’s Attorney Joseph Wayne Kastl, a retired JAG officer and respected senior judge who served on the Air Force Court of Military Review. She has also worked with local attorneys on Elder Care Abuse cases. Sharon’s passion is helping others, especially Seniors. She also states, "Whether or not you are ill, managing your health can be confusing and overwhelming. When things go wrong, it can be hard to get your voice heard by the health care professionals around you. Healthcare providers do not intend to make things difficult for patients, but the system is so complicated that there is not much time for compassion and understanding". Sharon has personal experience taking care of her grandmother as well as her parents. She educated them about navigating the rough waters of the healthcare system and the beauty of hospice. “You must advocate for yourself, those you love and those in need", she states. “You cannot do that effectively without understanding how".