Shari attended Cortland State University and earned her degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training. After graduation, she went on to the University of Virginia to obtain a Master's Degree in Athletic Training. After working in Oneonta as a Certified Athletic Trainer for 4 years, she went back to school to become a PA. She spent the first 3 years of her PA career working in Emergency Medicine and family practice.

After that, she took a job in General Surgery and has now worked in Orthopedic Surgery for over 15 years.

Shari grew up in Unadilla, NY on a dairy farm. She loves outdoor activities including running, hiking, biking, and cross country skiing. A passionate runner, she has completed more than 12 Marathons.

She resides in Oneonta, NY with her husband, Fred, and their two daughters.



  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Physical Education and Athletic Training
    State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY


  • Master's of Education in Athletic Training, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


  • Physician Assistant Degree, Albany-Hudson Valley PA Program, Albany, NY
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Board Certification