Sherry Parkey

Human Resources Director
Where did you grow up?

West Point, CA

Where do you call home now?

Back to my home town of West Point because it’s small and I love it.

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Best parts…having exposure to be available to every single employee and working for a company that values their employees. I love that helping people is my job and if I can help one person each day, I go home happy.

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special

Being near water is my favorite place to be.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Seeing an egret. Every time I see one I think of its spiritual meaning: determination, balance and to follow your own path.

What can you not live without on a trip?

Appreciation for folks who make it happen!

About me…

I use she/her pronouns. I love the outdoors, my cat, a good beer and my family (sometimes all together and not always in that order). Super proud mom of 3 kids. The oldest was once a river guide/now an organic farmer, middle is a chef/massage therapist and youngest is an avid 80’s rock fan/budding guitar player and rides dirt bikes. They are the best kids ever and make me so proud.