Employee Spotlight: Sheryl Stephens

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who’s in the spotlight!

Sheryl Stephens

Title: Sr. Community Resource Specialist

Division: Site Development and Infrastructure

Alma Mater: University of Mary Washington and UVA

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA

Birthday: June 17


What 2 words would you use to describe working at DAA?

Satisfying and challenging


Favorite thing about working at DAA?

My workmates and clients


In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out/was your favorite/was challenging?

We are currently working in the Town of Exmore. I love the Exmore projects because although the town has many challenges, it has employees who are working hard to make improvements and who appreciate the work we do.


Favorite quote or words of wisdom?

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates


What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now?

A couple of podcasts – Real Crime Profile, Truth and Justice, Wrongful Conviction. And, I read lots of books – am always obsessed with whatever I most recently read.


Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?  

I hiked the Grand Canyon – Rim to Rim – last fall – that was really an amazing experience.


Sheryl recently hiked the Grand Canyon














What was the first concert you ever attended?

Elvis Presley! Really.


Favorite sports team?

I don’t like team sports! That is awful, isn’t it? I like to hike, to kayak, and to do anything else that is outdoors.