Sheila has been with Lenton Company since it launched in 1984, serving as owner, partner, officer and now secretary treasurer, making her perhaps one of the most versatile members of the team.
Sheila first learned to juggle many duties while managing an optometrist office, where she was responsible for all aspects of scheduling, purchasing, billing, collections, personnel and insurance. These days, however, Sheila says she enjoys focusing on all the financial aspects of Lenton Company.
Sheila realized early on she had a knack for business operations, which inspired her to pursue higher education courses over the years to hone her skills. And, for good measure, she always took art classes because they challenged her creative nature.
That creative nature includes an exceptional talent for creating miniature room settings and displays, a love affair that began when she and her father built a doll house for her then four-year-old daughter. She continued making doll houses and other miniature buildings with her father until he passed away in 2002.
These days, she practices her miniature work at the Antelope Valley Rural Museum where she depicts scenes, buildings and history showing AV’s bygone times.
Sheila has a been a proud resident of Antelope Valley for 64 years, and has been married to her husband Carlos for 24 years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.