Sharon Bartlett is an accomplished and creative storyteller with over 25 years’ experience in television news and documentary production. She spent eight years as a producer/director with CBC Network Television’s flagship current affairs program The Journal before becoming an independent TV producer in partnership with broadcaster Maria LeRose. She has been a consultant to the CBC British Columbia Region helping to develop and shape stories submitted by independent producers. She also is a regular story consultant to CTV. Her recent documentary credits in collaboration with partner Maria LeRose include Desperately Seeking Doctors, about the shortage of family doctors in Canada; Beyond Memory, the story of five people living with dementia, and a four-hour documentary series about mental illness in children and youth. She also directed a three-hour special for CBC called Second City: The First Family of Comedy. Her awards include a Canadian Gemini for Best Documentary of the Year, a Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women In Radio and Television, a Chris Award (Best of Category) from the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, several Bronze Plaques from same, and a B’Nai Brith Human Rights Award. Most recently, Sharon co-directed and co-produced Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids with Maria LeRose for CBC-TV’s Doc Zone and is currently co-producing and co-directing Generation Boomerang.