Sharon King

Sharon worked in the Tustin Unified School District for 26 years. She served as an instructional aide at various elementary schools and school secretary at Marjorie Veeh Elementary School, Hillview High School, Sycamore School and Tustin Adult Education.

For the past 35 years, Sharon has been a tireless volunteer. Beginning in the Tustin schools, she served in positions from PTO co-president and treasurer to advertising manager for the high school’s yearbook. In addition to her work in the schools, Sharon has dedicated her leadership skills in working with the Girl Scouts since 1987.

Sharon’s keen abilities to lead and organize led her to join the local Soroptimists chapter of Santa Ana/Tustin where she served as its president for three years. The organization, under Sharon’s guidance, helped countless young women in the community to seek higher education and become future leaders. Sharon has also volunteered for the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) as an active member of its Encore Auxiliary group, volunteering at Broadway in the Park and wherever help was needed in TACFA’s art and music programs.

Additionally, Sharon has served as the volunteer chair for the Tustin Community Foundation’s Sip and Stroll event and participated on TCF’s Advisory Board. During the pandemic, Sharon was one of the first to volunteer for TCF’s “Friends Feeding Seniors” and supported weekly food delivery throughout the duration of the program.

In her spare time, Sharon loves to travel, especially to Idaho where her daughter, Kristy, son-in-law Blake, and grandchildren, Adler and Addison live.

Nominated by Tustin Community Foundation; Soroptimist International Santa Ana-Tustin; Mary Hill, 2002 Tustin Woman of the Year; and Eligia Nicolai, 2009 Tustin Woman of the Year

Tammis Berkheimer (Nominated by Tustin Dollars for Scholars; Laurie Abelove, 2015 Tustin Woman of the Year; and Patricia Machado, 2019 Tustin Woman of the Year)
Jen Kohlenberger (Nominated by Donna Peery, 2010 Tustin Woman of the Year; Gretchen Whisler, 2013 Tustin Woman of the Year; Pete Beatty, 2014 Tustin Man of the Year; and Chris Uribe, 2017 Tustin Woman of the Year)
Soledad Rivera (Nominated by Richard Nelson, 2019 Tustin Man of the Year)