Sharon joined Arterra in 2017, bringing her knowledge of mediterranean plants, and garden design. As a designer, she is interested in symbolic gardens, revitalizing natural landscapes, and unique residential designs. She enjoys the entire process of creating a garden from the schematic phase, to collaborating with landscape contractors and crew on the project installation.
Growing up in Willow Glen, she took to gardening at age five. Through mentorship from her neighbors and family, she was introduced to different plant species, gardening techniques, and local landscape architects. With a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she is grateful to her professors and colleagues for encouraging her to develop her design and professional expertise in in the field of landscape architecture.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, surfing, and hiking with her boyfriend. Occasionally she volunteers with Candlestick Point Park Restoration, planting California native plant species along the San Francisco Bay trails.