Sharla Erich, President of PLPA, is actively involved in Community Outreach and oversees recruitment of new members to the Board of Directors
Four years ago Sharla and her husband (Kevin) decided it was time for a change. Lured to the Pacific Northwest by the rugged beauty of both mountains and water, they explored several communities in Washington State before finding a beautiful and unique home in Port Ludlow. Boasting a tower atop 56 stairs with views from the treetops, Sharla, avid rock and mountain climber, was sold! Since then the Peninsula Tower House has served the community by providing house concerts and housing accommodations to PLPA artists and guests.
Sharla is a musician herself, playing both the piano and violin from a young age. She is principal second violinist for Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra and enjoys providing music for church and community events. Her love for and appreciation of music naturally drew her to PLPA. After attending one concert, both she and Kevin were so impressed with the quality of the musicians and the wonderful benefit provided to the community they became actively involved in PLPA, Sharla as a board member and Kevin as official photographer.
Sharla is currently a practicing Physical Therapist and Kevin, a retired hospital CEO. They have three adult children and 3 grandchildren. Sharla and Kevin have lived in Michigan, Illinois, Oregon, California and now Washington. They enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, camping, boating and traveling the world.