About Me

As I surf around the internet I enjoy getting to know a little bit about the people I am meeting and sharing conversation with on-line.  Here are a few facts about me that might be of interest to you–  


BYU, Bachelor of General Studies w/ Family Life Emphasis

Professional Mediation Certification Courses

Lifelong learner through life experiences and lots and lots and lots of reading.

Work Experience:

Office Manager, Gnau, Carter, Jacobsen – Washington, D.C.

Sr. Secretary and Trainer, Corporation of the President – Salt Lake City, UT

Secretary to the Associate Dean, BYU Marriott School of Management – Provo, UT

Trainer, FutureKids – Buffalo, NY

Founder, AmericaTakingAction.com

Entrepreneur and Founder/Owner of several businesses

Family: Single mother to four talented and involved children ages 19, 16, 13, and 10. My top priority is being an ‘at-home’ mother and available to attend their activities and events. I have been very blessed to be able to consistently have work and volunteer opportunities that allow me to work from home on a flexible schedule and be a ‘stay-at-home’ mother.

Residence: Logan, Utah

Charitable Focus: youth development; at-risk youth mentoring; family and social issues; DV prevention; education; decency issues; making a positive difference in my community & the world.

Community Service:

Current: Founder, AmericaTakingAction.com

Chair, Parent Television Council, Cache Chapter

Program Coordinator, Youth and Families with Promise

Communications Specialist, Cache Inter-agency Council

Chair, Logan’s Promise (America’s Promise)

Youth Programs Vice President, Utah Chapter of the America-Israel Friendship League

Member, Cache Literacy Coalition

Volunteer Leader, 4-H

Board of Trustees, Bear River Head Start

Board of Directors, Whittier Center

Area Volunteer, Warming Families


Tutoring low performing youth

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah County

Missionary, LDS Church – Seoul, Korea

PTA Council and Middle School President, Community and Student Involvement, Legislative VP

President, Single Hearts United

Advisory Board, Cache 4-H Council

Advisory Board, Cache Volunteer Center

Chair, Focus on Family Board

Cache Children’s Choir Parent Board

Advisor, Youth Summits 2004 & 2005

Awards and Achievements:

Governor’s Points of Light Service Award (2003)

Irene Fisher Engaged Citizen Award (2006)

Val R. Christiansen Service Award (2005, 2006)

Utah PTA Involvement Award (06-07)

National PTAOutstanding PTA Unit Award (05-06, 06-07)

Business Endeavors: I own and operate a number of businesses including BrandMyBooks.com, Legacy e-Publishing, and Successful Kid Connections. I am also an independent consultant for a number of businesses including TEAM, Bookwise, Simply Fun, Stuff -N- Snuggle, and That’s A Wrap.

Hobbies and Interests: Music- piano, karaoke; reading – religious, business, Law of Attraction, self-improvement; writing – books, blogging; Designing and implementing new programs and businesses; traveling

Countries Visited: Canada, Mexico, Korea, England, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Wales, Honduras, Belize, Israel, Austria, Budapest

Personal Heroes and Mentors: President Spencer W. Kimball, President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ardeth G. Kapp, Sheri Dew, Gary Petersen, Bernice McCowin, Dan Johnson, Marshall Garrett, Craig Dart, Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, many other church leaders and authors who have had a HUGE impact on my life.

Favorite Musicians:
Michael McLean, Jericho Road, Janice Kapp Perry, Cheri Call, Hilary Weeks, Jeremy Threlfall, John Canaan, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Lex De Azevedo, Yanni, Enya
Christmas – Mannheim Steamroller, Amy Grant, Michael McLean’s Forgotten Carols

Favorite Authors:
Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Stephen Covey, Hyrum Smith, Og Mandino, Max Lucado and many LDS authors including President Gordon B Hinckley, Ardeth Kapp, Sheri Dew, Stephen Robinson, Chieko Okazaki, Bruce Hafen and more.

Favorite Books: See My Favorite Books blog

Favorite Sports Coaches: Kohn Smith, LaVell Edwards

Favorite Splurges: Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, Eating out (I don’t have to cook OR do the dishes— okay– I actually enjoy doing the dishes, but I LOVE it when I don’t have to cook!)

Social Networking: Ryze, Gather, LinkedIn, CafeMom, Yahoo ID: Sharilee10.

My Blogs:
‘My Favorite Books’ Review Blog
The Leadership Revolution Blog
The Hooked On A Bookwise Blog
Build Your Business BIG Blog

My Wikis (In Development):
Teacher Resources Wiki
Parent Resources Wiki
Student Resources Wiki
Youth Writer’s Fest Wiki


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