A great big “ball of energy” is the way I must describe this month’s Employee in the Spotlight. As it is for so many of our working mom’s, it’s got to be a plateful for this wife, mother of four daughters, and our full-time Fidelity National Title AVP and Director of Broker Relations, Sharon Terhune.
“I am almost an Arizona native,” says Sharon. She moved with her family (Italian on both sides-her grandparents came over from Italy) from New Jersey when she was around four years old. “Jersey Girl” Sharon has one brother who lives in Surprise, Arizona, and two sisters who live close by in the neighborhood. Actually, a lower level living area was designed and built especially for Sharon’s parents in the Terhune home, so they truly are a “close” family.
Sharon went to Horizon High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from ASU. While working in the hospitality industry at the Thunderbird Inn at the Scottsdale Air Park, Sharon met Steve Terhune, who was also from the East Coast – New York State to be exact. Together for 24 years, Sharon and Steve will be celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary this year! Their four daughters (yes, possibly four weddings are in their future) complete the Terhune Family – Paige, who is 16, Kenzie and Kayla, who are seven-year-old twins, and Amber, who is four years old.
Sharon loves to cook – she makes a “killer” pizza, but her expertise in the kitchen isn’t limited to Italian fare. She likes to try her hand at different dishes, even sushi. Sharon loves to shop for bargains, a skill I am sure she makes sure she shares with her four daughters. Their family enjoys entertaining and just loves hanging out together at their home. Their backyard is an “at-home” playground, and the girls like to work on art and craft projects, as well. The family just loves being together. Now that Paige is old enough to babysit, Sharon and Steve do enjoy a date night every once in a while. “Truthfully,” says Sharon, “the real secret to my success is my wonderful husband.”
In offering us words of encouragement, Sharon says that she believes in Karma. “What you give will come back in three-fold return. Be Positive – Be Happy”! In the 17 years that I, Mary Lou, have worked with Sharon, I can say that she tries every day to live up to her words.
What an example you are, Sharon, to all of us. Along with all of your family responsibilities, your company loyalty and commitment to your work at Fidelity National Title is so admirable. You work hard at maintaining your focus and bring a special vitality and spirit to our Team. We are grateful for all you do. Congratulations on being the February 2012 Fidelity National Title Agency Employee in the Spotlight.
Mary Lou Paulk