Sherry has spent more than twenty years in the nonprofit sector working with coastal communities on ocean health issues. Prior to joining the Western Flyer Foundation in July 2022, she was the founding executive director of the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust where she spent eight years working to advance the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Monterey Bay fisheries. She also spent eight years as a consultant on a range of projects, supporting clients such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, the California Fisheries Fund, and EcoTrust. Between 1999 and 2007, Sherry was a program manager at the Coral Reef Alliance, where she led education and conservation programs in Fiji, Micronesia, Indonesia, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, and Bonaire. She currently serves on the Board of the Golden State Salmon Association.
Sherry was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada and holds an MA in Anthropology and International Development from the University of Guelph and a BA in Anthropology from McMaster University.