Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows

 2009-2010 Fellows

Sharon Zalsos

Sharon was born and raised in Manila, Philippines.  Graduate of Maui High School in 1997, also a proud member of the JV Wrestling Team.  In the same year won Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant and represented the community as an ambassador of goodwill to the neighboring islands as well as the Philippines.

In 1998 left Maui to serve in the United States Air Force and received numerous letters of appreciation and awards to include Personnel Manager of the Year for McChord Air Force Base in 2001.  Was honored and chosen to singing the National Anthem at the 1999 McChord AFB Air Show with guests of over 100,000 in attendance.  

Owner and operator of Metzler Enterprises in Olympia, WA for over nine years and currently own Valley Isle Legacy, a consulting entity specializing in Human Resource Management.  She is also an Executive Travel Consultant for Noble Travel in Wailuku.

A proud public servant working for the County of Maui with the Department of Environmental Management.  Pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Humanity with a big mahalo to the M.GI Bill. 

Actively involved with Miss Maui Filipina 2010 Scholarship Committee, member of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce and also participated in the November 2009 Trade and Humanitarian Mission to the Philippines as a delegate of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Above all, Sharon is a very proud mama of her little angel Dustin D. Metzler Jr.