was introduced to 4-H at age 8. As a student at WSU, she helped teach all levels of riders general horsemanship, endurance riding, drill teamwork, western games, rodeo production, and showing. Sharon joined 4-H in 1971 as a leader, and has been the Main Club Leader for the Klickitat County Uncoordinated Unicorns for the past 20 years. The club participates in projects such as livestock, clothing, cooking, and leadership. They are also active in fairground cleanup, World Aids Day, and caring for local cemeteries.
Sharon has served as County Leader’s Council President and Vice President, Clothing Day Chairperson, Western Games Chairperson, and Horse Program Leader in Lewis and Klickitat counties. She has been a WSU County Clothing and Textile Advisor since 1984. Sharon has been the Klickitat County Fair Western Games Superintendent for the last 10 years, and gives numerous clinics for various horsemanship trainings.
Sharon volunteers in the county 4-H Extension office to help fill the void that budget cuts have made. She has worked on revising curriculum at the county level, and helps organize fundraising events to benefit members who want to attend camps, etc.