As a multi-passionate business owner, Sharon Middendorf has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

Hospitality

With success in modeling and music, Sharon set her sights on new business and creative endeavors and parlayed her entrepreneurial spirit into forming GO-Cottage, a Bungalow Vacation Rental property located in Lake Placid, NY. Over the course of nine weeks, Sharon transformed a run-down bungalow property into a relaxing, airy “home away from home” for small families, couples, athletes and vacationers alike.

Sharon believes that “small is the new big” and this design aesthetic has garnered the bungalows national attention in Country Living, Domino and HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style. She continues to drive the creative vision for GO-Cottage by handling everything from marketing and branding to management for the real estate venture.

 

Design

Should be open, clean, airy and fresh. I love to work with natural light and furniture that’s modern and bright.

Marketing

Google and social media are my best friends! Blogging is fun and I like to share tips there.

Branding

Creating a brand is easy if you keep it simple and direct. 

Management

You’re only as good as your team and communication is key!

Technology

In 2010 alongside her husband, tech entrepreneur Todd Carter, Sharon Co-founded Tagasauris, a technology company that helps media companies monetize their visual assets online. She is excited about Tag and this new technology and continues to advise.

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Being a model, musician, producer, designer, real estate developer and co-founder of a NYC technology company, I’ve come to realize that you can be and do anything that you want in life. I simply love creating things, which is why I like to refer to myself as a creator and passionate entrepreneur.

Sharon Middendorf

 

Music

In the 1990’s Sharon started a number of bands. The most successful being alternative rock trio Motorbaby and signed to Mercury Records. During that time, Sharon worked with producers Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, Ronnie Mancuso and musician Kathy Valentine; performed on the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards; appeared in The Beastie Boys and Cheap Trick videos; and started an independent record label, Ten Wings Music. A pioneer in digital and online music she wrote and released 5 albums, including “Rise” along with various singles available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.


“Keep On,” Directed by Timothy White

 

If you can dream it, you can be it.

Sharon Middendorf

 

Modeling

From age eighteen, after being scouted by Elite Models founder John Casablancas, she single-handedly managed a successful modeling career, shooting with famed photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Albert Watson and Helmut Newton and landing on the pages of Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and the cover of Time Magazine among other top publications.

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Testimonials

  • I’ve worked with Sharon for years and watched her take on just about everything required to help her start-up grow. She is fearless, a problem solver, self-directed and a leader. Her attention to detail and organizational skills are unmatched. She set up the financial / administrative areas of the company, HR, marketing & social media. No doubt that much of the success of Tagasauris is largely due to Sharon’s single-mindedness, dedication and enthusiasm. 

    Joanna Giovanniello, JG Business Services, Finance & Administration Manager
  • Sharon is one smart cookie! She is as talented as she is beautiful. With a combination of charm, brains and instinct Sharon can zero in on the perfect solution and timing for any situation. She totally rocks! 

    Ida Langsam, ISL Public Relations
  • Sharon is organized and professional as they come. A great team player with lot’s of energy and self direction. She’s a winner and I highly recommend working with Sharon.  

    Todd Carter, Co-founder, CEO Tagasauris
  • Sharon is a rare breed in the digital music space: a visionary who knows the business, but knows firsthand what the perspective of the artist is. In licensing the CD Baby content, Sharon was excellent to work with at every stage; engaged and passionate about all that she does. 

    Elliott Adams, Professor at Hult Business School
  • GO-Cottage made our weekend perfect! The beds were so comfy and Sharon was great to work with. Caring and attentive, diligent and on time. We can’t wait to go back!

    Amy, New York, NY
  • Sharon is a person with a diverse range of experiences, expertise and entrepreneurialism and she’s gorgeous on top of it all! A serious triple threat and she inspires me to do the same.

    Sam von Hardenbourgh, UX/UI Designer
  • Admirably, Sharon created her role by her own initiative. A veteran music industry insider, Sharon brought her expertise to bear as Director of Artist and Label Relations, and lined up orders to buy content with increasingly better terms for each deal. Sharon is energetic, enthusiastic and unrelenting. I look forward to working with her again.

    Frank Geshwind, Technical Security, AT&T
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Get In Touch!

Sharon has the talent and passion to turn any dream into reality and now shares her knowledge via the GO-Cottage blog and social media to help others do the same.

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