Sharon Bowen joined SRA as a North Bay Advisor in 2015. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved near Chicago to major in psychology and relational communications at Northwestern University. Then she lived in Nashville and earned her Master’s Degree in both school and community counseling from Vanderbilt University. Sharon worked as a school counselor in Tennessee and Alabama for 7.5 years, where she was trained in engaging learning and completed the rigorous National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification process. She returned to the Bay Area in 2013 as a Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market, where she taught employees and the community about wellness. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys college football, Giants and Cubs baseball, hiking, yoga, cookbooks, reading, tea, and spending time with her husband.