Sherry Colgate
Retired Customer Service and Corporate Communications Manager - Sierra Telephone

I worked for Sierra Telephone / Sierra Tel for 34 1/2 years. I was hired as a Customer Service Representative in 1976, when 10 party lines were common and customers had to wait as long as a year even for a party line! I became responsible for the management the Customer Service Departments in Oakhurst and Mariposa in 1979. My responsibilities for Sierra Tel included establishment and management of the Corporate Communications Department, responsibility for Public / Media Relations, Public Information, Custodian of Records, Trademark and Intellectual Property registration and filing, and corporate advertising and training.
I joined FOBL more than 20 years ago at the "encouragement" of Angelo Pizelo and have loved being part of this go-for-it dynamic group. Angelo and Candace and Genie Krieghoff have been true guiding lights for me and the board, but also for the Branch Manager and County Librarian! I live in Oakhurst with my husband Ron. We have been married 54 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.