SHARON LEA grew up in Los Altos and graduated from Chico State University. An English degree proved a wonderful founda-tion for her love of creative writing, poet-ry and self-expression on many levels. Liv-ing in Silicon Valley, Sharon spent over 20 years working in high-tech, medical de-vice, sales and customer service. She loves people and wanted to take a step out of high-tech and into what she calls a “heart-based” field. With passion and grateful-ness, Sharon delights interacting with CAA students and their families, considering it a true blessing in her life. In her free time, Sharon loves to sing, write poetry and play with her two kitties Lizzy and Emma.