Shari is a photographer with a passion for seeking beauty in our ordinary, everyday lives. Through her work, she invites others to see more of the beauty that exists in the world, in others, and within themselves. She believes photography can be a healing, contemplative practice that leads to greater presence and self-discovery. With a background in education, she finds great satisfaction in nurturing others to strengthen their own artistic (& human) voices and has led online mentorships with the Arcanum and the Google+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. She has presented at the Out of Chicago Winter Conference, the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society, and the Riverwoods Nature Photographic Society and has also been involved with after-school photography programs with Des Moines area youth.