Cheri has seven years of database management experience. She has been exposed to database management, direct mail, mass e-mail campaigns, grant writing, strategic planning, and website maintenance. She is certified at the highest level by Blackbaud, BCRE-Pro, through a professional development opportunity. She has worked with diverse groups of co-workers and constituents in Minnesota and New York. After college Cheri volunteered full-time through AmeriCorps VISTA at Central MN Habitat for Humanity where she learned the skills that led to her career path. She was exposed to a small staff and had the opportunity to learn something from each staff member. After completing the AmeriCorps year she transitioned to True Friends, an organization which provides camp, travel, respite and programs for children and adults with disabilities. She learned to manage expectations for a variety of team members as well as executive staff and board members.
Cheri later moved to New York City and started her career at GLSEN, an organization which works to ensure that all members of every school community are valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLSEN taught Cheri the value of looking at work through an intersectional lens and understanding privileges.
Cheri received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from St. Cloud State University.