Sherri is a Departmental Analyst with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. She has more than 15 years' experience with MDARD.
Sherri started within MDARD as a field worker for the Emerald Ash Borer Project, then moved to a program assistant with the former Grape & Wine Industry Council and is currently with the Grants Team. As an analyst, she assists with the administration/financial reviews of the grant funding programs within the Agriculture Development Division: The USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, the Rural Development Fund Board Grant Program, Value Added Regional Food Systems grants, Michigan Craft Beverage Grant. She is also the contract administrator for the department.
Sherri received the Governor's coin for customer service in 2017, a recognition for her excellent customer service skills and in 2020 received the Governor's Symbol of Leadership coin for her role in the Covid-19 Response Team at the TCF Building in Detroit.
Sherri volunteers with the Grand Equestrians, a therapeutic horseback riding facility for children with disabilities.
Sherri graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.