Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, Ms. Sykes currently resides in Rohrersville, MD with her husband, professional jazz pianist, Robert Sykes, and her children, Donald and Emily. Sherry has a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Indiana University. Sherry has worked for various arts organizations and non-profit educational institutions, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Chautauqua Institution, Heinz Hall, Yale School of Music Opera program, Levine School of Music and Norwood School. Her experience includes registration and admissions at Levine School of Music – one of the largest community music schools in the country. Sherry was a board member of the Jefferson County Arts and Humanities Alliance, Chairing the Teaching Arts Creatively grant program. She is also active in her church, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, and plays clarinet with the Rohrersville Band.