Sherry has worked SAR canines since 1994. Her breeds of choice are Labradors and German shorthaired pointers. She has certified dogs in Area, HRD Land and Water. She has worked with local law enforcement as well as the FBI in several states including her native Florida. Sherry is a Principal Evaluator for NSDA in Land and Water Human Remains Detection.
Sherry earned a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Florida in 1978. She has worked for the University of Florida for 34.5 years and retired in June of 2013. She devoted most of her career to large and small animal surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. During the last fourteen years she has held the position as "Coordinator Research Program Services" which tasked her with the management of many animal research facilities located on the UF campus.
Sherry is a past Secretary of the Alliance.