Sharon Sweet was hatched in Southgate, California, and was there for about 3.5 years, then moved to Wichita, KS, then Orlando, FL – stayed in each of those towns for about 5 yrs. Then in 1959, Sharon and her family moved to Denver for about 5 years, then Boulder. Her folks moved on, but Sharon stayed in Colorado.
In the meantime, she had earned her RNBS at Loma Linda University, did a stint in hospital nursing and then landed a job in Occupational Health Nursing. Sharon wrote the exam for Certified Occupational Health Nurse and passed. That is a bit like writing your “boards” all over again. She did that for a bunch of years, then did some medical writing for a bit, before finishing out her career in Family Practice. Sharon retired from Nursing about 10 years ago but continues to use her medical knowledge on a regular basis in her ranch work.
About 10 years ago, Sharon and her husband, Bob, moved to Summit County to manage a ranch in the Lower Blue River Valley. They joined FOLBR that fall. Sharon and Bob have successfully bred, trained and shown Belgian Tervuren in Conformation and Performance events. There was a time a few years back that they owned and showed the then Number 1 dog in the breed for 3 consecutive years; he is also the top producer in the history of the breed. Showing him helped Sharon rack up states that she had not previously been in, and about 2 years ago she made it to her 50th state.