Cherilyn was raised on the Navajo Nation, Arizona and received her social work degree from Northern Arizona University. She worked as a school social worker and program manager for nutrition services programs that emphasized working with the health of children and families. After many years, she realized that something was "not clicking" and changed careers to become a farmer back on the Navajo Nation.
Currently, she and her husband grow vegetables on one acre and they are building an opportunity for food access and solving issues that affect farmers. There is a sacred purpose to protect the land and also seeds that turn into food, medicine and provide us with shelter. Seeds are miracles, our protection, our happiness and our future. Cherilyn tends to rescue dogs and chickens and has learned how much joy they bring to farm life.