Sherrie was born into a hardworking military family to parents who grew up during the Great Depression, and traveled the world before settling in Tampa. She credits their example for her work ethic. She grew up with a passion for animals especially horses and dogs. She began working as a veterinary assistant during high school then graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in veterinary technology. She came to work at VetCare in 1985 as a Certiﬁed Veterinary Technician. Outside of work, Sherrie enjoys time with family, especially her 2 children, travel, church, community service and showing her rottweiler.