Cheryl is excited to be a part of the Heritage team! The idea of home has always fascinated Cheryl- not just from the aesthetic perspective, but from an anthropological standpoint as well. Since she was a little girl, she loved studying how people (and animals) utilized their space, and was intrigued by the concept that, for many, home is synonymous with not only family and comfort, but safety. How important it is for such a place to be celebrated!
After studying sculpture in Princeton with Lilli Gettinger, Cheryl has lived and continued her artistic studies in NYC and Paris, France. Her passion for creating is fueled by an endless curiosity and respect for the human relationship with nature and place. After moving to Seattle, Cheryl graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Integrated Social Science. During her studies, she became interested in how one’s living environment affects mental health. As a lifelong artist (ceramics, sculpture, painting), Cheryl decided to pivot from MSW studies in favor of the excellent Master Certification Program in Interior Design offered at Heritage. Her goal is to practice holistic interior design, working with clients that require an extra thoughtful approach due to various health concerns and abilities.
In her personal time, Cheryl continues volunteer work – especially as it pertains to Youth Mental Health and Child Advocacy, works on various illustration projects (including her own graphic novel called Death Squirrel), is active in the local comics artist scene, and enjoys making stuff in her Ballard art studio. Cheryl happily resides in North Seattle with her three teenagers, and an assortment of furry and/or scaly creatures.