Cheryl Herrick

Sr. Web Developer


Cheryl currently resides in the northern suburbs of Detroit where she is currently navigating motherhood with two daughters who have more makeup in their Caboodles than Cheryl has acquired throughout her lifetime. Outside of work, she does her best to escape all things digital by kayaking, camping and walking the trails with her dog, Sammie. She also enjoys challenging her creativity by taking art classes. Her two most recent classes included wheel throwing and mixed media art.

What cause are you passionate about?
I’m most passionate about causes that help children and empowering individuals with disabilities.

What was the first big thing you bought with your own money?
When I was 11, my dad put me in charge of overseeing a garage sale and told me every dollar made would be mine. I used my earnings to buy a red, 10-speed Schwinn and a plane ticket to visit my uncle in New York City. (I’m fairly certain my dad did some employee gift matching!)

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
I don’t have a favorite spot, but anything off the grid with pretty scenery becomes a favorite.

If you had a time machine, what would you do?
I would use time travel in place of Google when finding the answers to random historical questions.

Have you ever won a contest?
A few! One of the most memorable was being recognized as a top writer in my school district while in elementary school. The award was an afternoon writing workshop with Shel Silverstein and an autographed copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends.


Cheryl holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Michigan. She began working as a web developer for the University of Michigan while still a student and has spent her career in a variety of technical roles related to web marketing, strategy and development at universities, nonprofits and agencies. She enjoys working in a variety of tools and languages, including WordPress, Drupal, Luminate Online, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby, as well as various API and analytic platforms.

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