Shari Welker Carroll has been a Newsie since 2005. Shari is very proud to say she was born and raised as a Columbus, Ohio Buckeye. She grew up on the Hilltop and attended Bishop Ready High School.
Shari currently lives in Clintonville and has been married for 40 years to Forbes Carroll. They have two children. Her daughter, Brandy Higgins, is also a Newsie. For the last 4 years they have worked on drive day on the corner of W. North Broadway and Olentangy River Road. Her son Vinny plans to join them someday soon.
To know Shari is to understand her passion. She cannot talk about the Newsies and the kids they serve without tearing up. She has a committed passion for the Newsies mission. She truly understands that it is all about the kids. Shari believes in encouraging them to give school all they’ve got and graduate. Going on the home visits and meeting the kids is one of the things she loves the most about being a Newsie.
For the past 27 years, Shari has enjoyed being a Realtor in Central Ohio and she firmly believes in giving back to the community that she calls home. “Columbus, Ohio has been good to me. It’s my home and the least I can do is work at leaving it a better place”.