Sharyn Brown moved from Los Altos Hills to Sutter Creek ten years ago after the town “reached out and pulled me in.” Brown decided to leave the Bay Area for Amador’s tranquility when a close friend moved to Calaveras with her horses. Brown followed a year later, moving her horses to the friend’s five acre and settling in Sutter Creek, a decision she does not regret.“As soon as I drove through Sutter Creek, I knew that I didn’t need to look any further.”
Before her move, Brown retired from 32 years in the travel business, a background that gave her a special appreciation for Sutter Creek’s appeal to visitors. But simply moving to Sutter Creek was not enough. Brown felt the need to give back, a need to support what she calls “this wonderful town.”
A founding member of the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation, Brown recognizes the importance of bringing together people who share the dream of preserving the town and establishing a venue to promote those dreams. She sees great opportunities for the non-profit organization. In particular, she is passionate about the trees and Minnie Provis Park and hopes to continue working on those areas.
“The Foundation has already had all the mistletoe taken out of the trees,” Brown noted.
Needless to say, she’s got plans for the Foundation’s future. “One person cannot get it all done, so now we have the possibility of many coming together to preserve Sutter Creek.”