Sharon Chontos has a Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  She has 15 years of corporate experience in the petroleum and renewable energy fields.  In her corporate positions, she managed engineers, geoscientists, microbiologists, chemists, project managers, and laboratory and engineering technicians.  She has over 10 years of evaluation, grant management and consulting experience with non-profits and for-profits including institutions of higher education and state agencies.  Sage provides strategic planning, grant management, evaluation, and project management services.