After graduating from Palmerton, Pennsylvania High School in 1972, Sheila attended Allentown General Hospital School of Radiological Technology. She worked at a large Trauma Center until losing her sight in 1982. Ten years later, Sheila started to play golf even though she was totally blind.
Sheila joined the USBGA in 1995 as a B1 blind golfer. She was the only female participating in USBGA tournaments.
In 2002, Sheila was elected to the USBGA Board of Directors. She served as a B1 Board Member until 2009 when she was elected President. She served as President from 2009 until 2011. Sheila served as the Past President Advisor to the Board for nine years.
She made golf history in 2007 by sinking an ace on a 144-yard, par-three hole at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, near her home in northeastern Pennsylvania. The National Hole-In-One Association honored Sheila by sponsoring her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame Hole-In-One Registry, the world’s leading registrar of golf holes-in-one.
Sheila has also served on many Tournament Committees and currently chairs the Membership Committee.
In her spare time, she likes to play golf with her husband, Keith, who is also her Coach. Both Sheila and Keith are actively involved in their Church.