Before moving to the Hill Country of Texas, Sheri lived in Houston, working for Conoco Inc. in Treasury and International Finance (Exploration/Production). Although her background was in business, she eagerly began her association with Leadership Foundations in 2004 upon joining Kerrville’s local leadership foundation, first as Manager of Planning & Projects, then as Vice-President. In 2010 she resigned from that role and joined the Board of Directors for Leadership Foundations.
In continued support of her local leadership foundation, Sheri serves on the Advisory Team of its VisionYouth program for reaching out to teens. Further, as a volunteer she spearheads a partnership between the local leadership foundation and the Leadership Foundation of Mozambique in which she has raised money to build an orphanage dormitory, kitchen and bathrooms, and water well with electric pump. Next steps in the partnership include working to help bring about sustainability for the orphanage.
Sheri’s history of volunteer activities includes various nonprofit board work, civic board work, church leadership roles, community-wide Bible Study leadership, school and sports activities, and volunteering at Ironman events. Her avocations include running marathons, reading good books, involvement in four writing groups in her area, and the ongoing study of wine.
Sheri holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree from Texas State University.
Other designations and current associations include:
- Matryoshka Haus (UK) Board of Directors
- Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) – Society of Wine Educators
- International Sommelier Guild – Levels I and II
- Court of Master Sommeliers – Level I
- Guild of Sommeliers
- Hill Country Multisport member
- Published poet