As a fifth generation British Columbian and descendent of foresters and farmers, Cheryl is passionate about balancing resource use with protecting the environment. She has a lifelong love for travel and the outdoors, as she grew up spending summers camping throughout the province. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Conservation at UBC, Cheryl worked as a tree planter in northern BC, and then spent a year travelling New Zealand and Australia where her most notable role was working as a jillaroo on a cattle station in central Queensland. Upon her return from abroad, Cheryl worked in municipal planning before opting for a career in environmental consulting.
Since joining Hatfield in 2006, Cheryl has become an expert in providing environmental management services for a variety of large-scale infrastructure projects across multiple industries, including large hydro and wind energy developments, complex highway-improvement projects, and natural gas pipeline installations. Much of her work involves coordinating multi-disciplinary project teams and maintaining effective communication. In 2015, Cheryl relocated her family to northeastern BC to open a new regional office for Hatfield in Fort St. John. She became an Associate Partner in 2020.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys camping, hiking, and skiing with her husband and two daughters. She recently discovered pandemic hobbies including vegetable gardening, canning, and macrame. Cheryl also serves as the President of the Fort St. John Irish Dance Society.