Sheryl is fighting for the Future of Greenville County

Meet Sheryl

My Story

At 12 I died and had to be revived. 

 

I’d had a grand mal seizure and I went into cardiac arrest. To say this was unexpected is an understatement. I was scared and had no idea how having epilepsy would change my life. At one point, I was on 21 pills a day and still having seizures. As a child, I was frightened, confused and overwhelmed. During that time, my therapy was being outside in nature.

Throughout my life, my love for the planet followed me. Even at the age of 10, I knew it was my calling.

 

I graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management and spent the next 20 years saving the Earth.


I love spending my free time hiking, working in my garden, and connecting with all the amazing people in the Greenville Community.

 

I'm a proud wife to my partner who is a service-disabled Veteran (former Marine) and proud daughter to my dad who is a Vietnam Veteran and successful lung transplant receipient. Mom of 4 fur babies (since human babies weren't in the cards for me) and most people call me Earth mama for a reason.

I'm a proud member of the LGBTQ community and owner of a certified disabled, woman and queer owned small business. We even talk our walk being B-Corp Certified.

 

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Earth Mama. Green Consultant.


 

I have a deep passion for sustainability and seeing communities thrive along with the planet.

I bring 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist and 12 years running my own business.

 

I've been an expert witness in legal battles and worked with organizations from businesses (big and small), the state and federal governments, non-profits, Railroad companies, universities, etc.

 

I've responded to oil spills, surveyed huge pieces of undeveloped land for threatened and endangered species, cleaned-up hazardous underground chemical spills, and responded first hand to natural disasters.

This experience has helped me realize the importance of open communication and that the community is a KEY part of the equation.

I truly believe that business can be a Force for Good but it needs to happen together with the community.

Growing up in NJ, I saw MASSIVE development and gentrification. The impacts it had on the local ecosystems and residents was unbelievable. I was able to be apart of making solutions to these issues so, I am VERY aware of what works and what doesn't.

It is possible to have a healthy planet, people and profits with responsible development and growth.

Political Experience

Politics runs in the family. Growing up, politics was something that was talked about regularly at the holiday dinner table. Being close with her aunt and uncle who were active in politics in New Jersey, helped expose Sheryl throughout her life.

 

Sheryl was always curious about what was happening in NJ and would often talk to her Uncle about his campaigns and policies while in office. He provided a lot of insight being an Assemblyman and Freeholder, who ran alongside Corey Booker throughout his career.

As she got older, she actively got involved in her community with local projects happening around her being apart of various boards and commissions as well as participating in local and state meetings and helping on her Uncle's campaigns. She even worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and closely assisted the Assistant Commissioner with special projects.

Her career has had a major focus around real estate, developments, redevelopments, and utilities often influenced by local politics and having big environmental Impacts. Sheryl has a deep understanding of the importance of policy in a community and the positive and negative impacts and outcomes.

Sheryl knows what is means to work hard, when to fight and when to compromise for the best outcome for everyone.

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