Cheryl grew up in the Wood River Valley on a horse ranch south of Bellevue and left for the big cities of Dallas, Los Angeles, and finally Seattle while completing her BS in Human Development and Psychology and raising a family. She spent the last 10 years in Boise to be closer to her parents who live in Hailey and recently moved back to the valley to spend quality time with them. Her grown children (a daughter and son) remain in nearby Boise and come to visit often.

Cheryl enjoys spending the summers hiking in her beautiful surroundings, paddle boarding on any piece of water she can find, and now snowshoeing around the valley in the winter months. She loves all animals and has had Australian Shepherds her entire life, many cats, horses, goats, fish, birds, and even a pet rat! Currently, she has a mini-Aussie who is her partner on hikes and when paddleboarding.

Cheryl is excited to be part of the Mountain Humane team as giving back to the communities she lives in has always been her passion.