Shari Wilson is the owner and principal of Project Central, LLC, a consulting firm that works with schools, neighborhood organizations, government agencies, and others on projects related to education, the environment, and healthy communities. “I love serving on the KSF board,” Wilson said. “I grew up in rural Kansas, and moved to Kansas City as an adult. However, in many ways I feel most at home among the fields and small towns of my childhood.”
Wilson grew up in Bird City, Bison, and Claflin, and graduated from Washburn University with degrees in history and philosophy. She has a master’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Kansas. Wilson also serves on the boards of the Owen/Cox Dance Group and Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City. She was previously the Statewide Partnerships and Planning Director for the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE).
Wilson and her husband, Chris Steineger, enjoy traveling and have visited more than 40 countries. “We always like to spend time in the small towns and countryside of wherever we are visiting,” she said. “It’s fun to visit the farmer’s markets and compare life there with the way I grew up in Kansas.” They live in the Muncie area of Kansas City, Kansas, with lots of deer, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, and one hibernating woodchuck, as well as the loudest-meowing cat ever, Bailey.