Sheri was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1977 with her parents, Allen and Nancy, from Ohio.
She is a 1981 graduate of Sea Pines Academy and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The College of Charleston as well as a Master of Public Administration from The College of Charleston/University of South Carolina. Having been raised around the funeral business, Sheri became a licensed South Carolina funeral director in 1991 and joined The Island Funeral Home and Crematory in 1992. She currently serves as the firm's Vice President and Business Manager.
Sheri is a former chair of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross, former member of the board of Deacons of First Presbyterian Church; former member of the board of directors of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry; member of the Bluffton Village Festival planning committee; current member of the board of directors of the Cremation Association of North America; member of the Pet Loss Professionals Association, and the National Funeral Directors' Association, where she serves on the Membership Resource Advisory Committee.
Her interests include travel, particularly to Italy and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; and reading.
Sheri lives in Bluffton with her cats, Baja and Shadow.