Sheryl joined Tacoma Public Utilities Human Resources group in July 2007. Sheryl soon moved into Tacoma Power in the Transmission & Distribution/Construction & Maintenance section as an Administrative Assistant for two years, providing her with a great foundation working with the line and substation crews, and understanding the apprenticeship programs, collective bargaining agreements, and budget processes. In August 2010, Sheryl became the Training & Apprenticeship Manager for Tacoma Power. She now supervises the training team and has a key supervisory role for apprentices as the Chair of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. Sheryl is responsible for the development, planning, coordination, and execution of multiple programs. She oversees the certifications and training for all Tacoma Power employees, as well as coordinating and facilitating cross-departmental teams, stakeholder management, and communication.
Prior to Tacoma Public Utilities, Sheryl worked in healthcare in Human Resources and as a Clinic Supervisor overseeing the front office staff. Sheryl holds a Communications & Business Administration degree from Western Washington University. Born and raised in Washington State, Sheryl lives there with her husband and three daughters, 8-year-old identical twins and a 4-year-old.