Sharon Cook is a SoCal native who has lived and worked in cities along Colorado’s Front Range since 1972. She was raised in Loveland and graduated from Colorado State University (’84) with a BS in Business Administration while swimming for CSU (captain ‘81-82).
In 1988, Cook opened The Peaks Café in downtown Loveland after renovating a historic building—serving the first cappuccinos in Loveland and creating a popular hangout for the burgeoning sculpture/arts scene. Sharon’s passion for the revitalization of the Downtown District continues, currently serving as Vice Chair for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).
Sharon’s professional background includes conference management, publishing, advertising and hotel restaurant management in Boulder, Fort Collins and Loveland. With extensive corporate work experience, she quickly achieved success in real estate, obtaining her license in 2004 and Rookie of the Year nomination in 2005.
Sharon comes from a family with strong ties and service to Loveland. Her father, Don Cook, was the founding director of Harold Ferguson Alternative High School in 1972 and later became a stockbroker with AG Edwards & Sons until his retirement. Her mother, Nancy Kain, was a teacher at Conrad Ball Middle School, served on Loveland’s city council in 1987 when the downtown Civic Center was developed and became an academic counselor at Thompson Valley High School (TVHS) for 13 years until her retirement.
Northern Colorado is the ideal place to raise her son, Dylan, along with partner Eric Neilsen. Dylan is a junior at TVHS. When he’s not cracking the books or playing piano, he’s participating in Cross Country and Track (3200m 3rd Place 4A State; Runner-of-the-Year; MVP; All-Conference; All-State). Eric is head coach with FAST Masters swimming in Fort Collins and owns a multi-sport coaching business, Train Smart Race Fast. He’s also in his 6th year volunteering with Partners Mentoring Youth.
INTERESTS: Open Water Swim Races; Running; SUP; Skiing; Interior Design; Foodie Adventures
PHILOSOPHY: The Law of Attraction, THOUGHTS Become THINGS