The King’s lost their vibrant four year old daughter, Lauren, to bacterial meningitis in January 2004. Shelly is the VP, Communications for C7group, a management consulting firm. She is involved with MAK because prior to her daughters contracting the disease, she was completely unaware of the symptoms, treatment or the catastrophic effects of meningitis. Her goal through MAK is support meningitis prevention, symptom awareness and long-term prevention solutions.
She currently serves as a Community Relations member of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. Her past civic affiliations include founding Board Member of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, California Lawyers for the Arts and Christmas in April.