Volunteer since 2018 in the areas of Training, Marketing, and the Scholarship Committee
When Sherry attended BCFE in 2014, she sat in a row of mainly females, all of whom had little to no experience in digital forensics. They supported each other during those two weeks. Sherry felt overwhelmed with the new material but continued on to the certification phase. She was inspired by her accomplished peer review coach, Heather Mahalik, and successfully earned her CFCE in the end. Sherry was happy to hear that the other females in her BCFE row acquired their certifications as well.
The IACIS training and certification process was a strenuous but worthwhile stage in Sherry’s career, and she attributes her confidence in her work to IACIS. Since volunteering, she has had multiple females come up to her and thank her for inspiring them in a male-dominated field. These are the reasons she volunteers for the organization. She is committed to giving back to an organization that has helped build a strong foundation for her career, and she wants to help other females reach their potential in the field. Sherry has contributed to IACIS as a BCFE instructor/developer/file systems topic lead, social media coordinator, and oversees the Digital Forensics Scholarship for LE Women.
Sherry served 19 years as a police officer for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, with the last ten years investigating child sexual exploitation cases. She now helps LEAs worldwide as the Training Manager for Griffeye and as an instructor for the National Criminal Justice Training Center. In her spare time, she enjoys epic bucket list adventures, anagrams, happy hours, and working out to offset the happy hours. Sherry played keyboard and guitar in multiple bands and centers her travels on food. She consistently embarrasses her friends with terrible karaoke singing, taking photos of her meals at restaurants, and converting hex to decimal in her head at parties. She does not like onions or the show Tiger King.