Sharron Simpson has a B.A. and BSW from UBC, and an MES (Master of Environmental Studies) from York University in Toronto. She has worked as a social worker, stockbroker, and financial advisor. She then served for seven years as Counsellor for the City of Kelowna and three concurrent years as Chair of the Central Okanagan Regional District. Sharron is also an accomplished writer and is currently President of the Okanagan College Foundation.