Dr. Roland Otto & Dr. Sharon Otto
Owners & Executive Director
Dr. Rollie Otto and his wife Dr. Shari Otto are owners of the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Visalia. They celebrated 50 years of marriage November 30, 2018. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Dr. Roland (Rollie) Otto retired as scientist and educator from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he was Head of the Center for Science and Engineering Education (1988 – 2006). In this capacity, he worked with internationally recognized scientists in a wide range of physical, chemical and biological sciences and was a leader in State and National STEM reform. He was the Executive Director of the University of California statewide teacher professional development program – the California Science Project (1995-1998) and Assistant Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley (1986-1988).
Dr. Sharon Otto has 38 years of experience at Saint Mary’s College of California as a college professor of Kinesiology, Department Chair and Coordinator of Women’s Athletics. Sharon is the Executive Director of the Brain Balance Center of Visalia.
Shari Otto received her doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Physical Education/Education. She served in various capacities at St. Mary’s College since 1978. Shari served as the department chair for over 20 years, the coordinator of women’s athletics for 20 years and the women’s tennis coach for 12 years. She taught various courses in both the undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology programs and the School of Education single subject credential program. Dr. Otto retired from full-time teaching in 2011 and continued to teach part-time for the Graduate Kinesiology program through the summer of 2018. She has presented at numerous professional conferences and has held various leadership positions in National and State professional Kinesiology societies and continues to do consulting with Educational Testing Services. Shari is the Executive Director of Brain Balance Center of Visalia.