A life-long animal lover, my pets have included everything from goldfish and guinea pigs, to cats and dogs.These days, I am a devoted doggy mom to my beloved Italian Greyhounds.
I rescued my first dog from East Coast IG Rescue in 2002. For the last several years I have served as the Treasurer for that organization and fostered IGs in transition to their forever homes.I have also volunteered for local shelters, walking dogs, doing training & socialization.
I am involved in other dog-related activities as well: two of my IGs are certified therapy dogs with the Pets & People Foundation. We visit a local adult daycare weekly, as well as attending ‘stress-relief’ events at a number of Massachusetts schools.
Recently, I have been participating with an ad-hoc committee in the process of re-visiting the dog ordinance in Gloucester. We hope to improve the lives of Cape Ann dogs and their owners!
My dogs are a huge part of my life and I cannot measure the joy that they bring to me and my husband. I completely understand the desire for a trustworthy, knowledgeable person to care for your family members when you are working or away on vacation.
**Sheryl is also studying to be a canine & feline nutritionist. She an excellent resource for dietary recommendations!
I was born and raised in the west Texas town of Midland, and attended Texas A&M University (love watching my Aggies play football), where I earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering. As an engineer, I worked in various capacities, when I felt an “urge” to study religion, so matriculated at the Episcopal Divinity School in 1995. After earning my Masters of Divinity degree, I dabbled in the religious business for a year, working as a Parish Administrator in New Jersey. This position was not my cup-of-tea, so I moved back to Boston, and into the oil industry again. After 13 years working in Cambridge, the price of oil collapsed, and so I am in the midst of reinventing myself and moving forward with my Episcopal studies, with the eventual goal of becoming a priest.
As a person who LOVES animals, the outdoors, and people, this is a great opportunity for me. I find Cape Ann to be funky, fun, and full of great people (and of course beautiful)! Although I don’t own a dog at this point in time, the photo is of me and my ‘surrogate’ dog – Vivian.
**Paul and Sheryl have been good friends for many years. They met performing with the Cape Ann Theater Collaborative.