Shiva has been a resident of Cameron Park for 22 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Computer Science, as well as a Master’s in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento. She has been in the technology field for over 25 years.
Shiva and her husband have enjoyed raising their two children in El Dorado County. Her son graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master’s degree in International Relations and completed his second deployment in Afghanistan as a Social Scientist with the Human Terrain System. The family is blessed to have him back in the U.S. after serving his country. He recently moved to Kansas City to settle down with his wife. Her daughter attends the University of California, San Diego majoring in Bioinformatics.
Shiva has been a business leader in El Dorado County for more than a decade. She is President of a local company specializing in website design, web hosting and an online business directory. Her online business directory was created in 2004 to help keep tax dollars in El Dorado County. The directory is an outstanding resource for residents and business owners to easily locate products and services in El Dorado County. As past president of the El Dorado County and Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chambers of Commerce, she made significant contributions to the growth and success of the Chambers, while working tirelessly to promote a business friendly environment.
In 2010, Shiva Frentzen was elected to the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors, where she concentrated her efforts on bringing financial accountability and transparency to the District. Maintaining the highest level of fire and emergency services has been top priority. She was the first CPCSD board member to advocate for an immediate end to deficit budgets and for creating financial reserves for the District. She was instrumental in bringing under control the excessive attorney fees being paid by the District. She actively advocates on behalf of senior citizens, youth and children by supporting programs that enhance the lives of these members of our community.
Her record as a community leader has not gone unnoticed. In 2012, Shiva received the Reader’s Choice Award for Civic Leader of the year in El Dorado County from Style magazine. She has also received the 2007 Community Service Award from the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating a strong and ongoing commitment to the support of our community. Shiva was the recipient of the 2006 Larry Cameron Award for being instrumental in obtaining a $25,000 grant from El Dorado County to promote events in the Cameron Park/Shingle Springs communities. She was also instrumental in applying for a $35,000 Economic Development Block Grant from the state of California, to conduct a feasibility study for bringing a farmers market to Cameron Park.