Cheryl is an Arizona native who has spent much of her life exploring the beautiful Sonoran desert. She graduated from Northern Arizona Univeristy with a Masters in Management in Information Systems and has been an executive in Information Technology for most of her career. Cheryl has had the privilege of living and working in many areas around the world such as Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Indonesia, where she witnessed how industrial activity can negatively impact fragile ecosystems. These experiences have made her a passionate advocate for the need to build strong partnerships between communities and corporations that will support sustainable growth with environmental stewardship.
When she is not working, Cheryl enjoys hiking, writing and sailing with her husband and three children on their home at sea, SV Mangas.