Cheryl majored in Biology at the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1978. Cheryl then earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling at USF in 1984 and graduated from
the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1986. Cheryl was admitted to the California Bar in 1987 and practiced in a small general firm in Oakland, California before relocating to Arizona. Cheryl was admitted to the Arizona Bar in
1989, and her practice emphasized estate planning, probate, and family law. After a brief sojourn to Minnesota where Cheryl was admitted to the Bar in 2002, and practiced tax law, Cheryl returned to Arizona where she practices family law and
is the Firmís probate and estate planning attorney.