Committee Member Profile

Brief Bio

A native of Houma, Louisiana Sharon joined her step-father in his notarial practice upon earning her commission in 1984. The office has served Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary and Assumption Parishes since 1956. Sharon and Robert, her husband of 41 years, have continued the business legacy since his death in 1995. Diversifying the business, they now own and operate independent Motor Vehicle Offices; Toups Notary Public Service & Public Tag Agency, in Houma and Fast Lane Motor Vehicle & Notary Public Services in Boutte. Sharon earned her notarial statewide jurisdiction in 2012. Their daughter, Haley Toups Tivet, manages and co-owns Toups & Associates Insurance Agency, LLC which offers notary bonds and/or E & O insurance coverage to many of our members. Sharon holds a producer license in Life, Health and Property & Casualty. Their eldest daughter, Talia T. Scott, has also worked in the family business.

Professional titles and accomplishments include:

Member of LNA from 1996 to present;
Charter member of the Bayou Regions Chapter of the LNA and served as Secretary from 1996 to 1998;
Bayou Regions Chapter of LNA, President for the 1998-99 term;
LNA Shop Talk Coordinator-1999-2009;
LNA Certified Instructor of the "Successful Vehicle Transfers";
Developer of the LNA's "Successful Vehicle Transfers II" course of study in 2010;
LNA Board of Directors from 2002- present;
LNA President for the 2008 term; Vice President for the 2007 term
LNA Committee work- Education Committee Chair; Membership Committee Chair; Swearing in Ceremony; Convention Chair - 2009-2011, Co-chair 2012-2013;

Louisiana Notary Institute, LLC - co-owner/Instructor offering pre-commissioning notary courses and continuing educational courses
Terrebonne Parish Notarial Exam Committee Member from January 2000-June 2005
Terrebonne Parish Notarial Committee Notary Contact
Secretary of State's Notary Study Committee - South Louisiana regional representative
Louisiana Public Tag Association - Charter Member - Vice President
Registered Parliamentarian
National Association of Parliamentarians - Member
National Notary Association-Member
National Notary Association Certified Signing Agent

Sharon has four beautiful grand-"angels" as she affectionately refers to them, Abigail, Alex, Cora & Reid. Sharon declares that it is an honor and privilege to represent the members of this association and thanks those who have entrusted her to serve as "their" director.

LNA Involvement

Committee NamePositionBeginning of TermEnd of Term
Board of DirectorsDirector1/1/201712/31/2018
Convention CommitteeVice Chair1/1/201812/31/2018
MembershipVice Chair1/1/201812/31/2018