Cheryl earned a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation at San Diego State University. She was employed as a Vocational Counselor for the State of
California Department of Rehabilitation for approximately 30 years, before retiring and moving to Maui with husband Tom Rietz. Cheryl is a Career and Rehabilitation Counselor at UH Maui College since 2013.
Tom served as Chair of the Kihei Lutheran Church Endowment Committee, when he invited NHOM to apply for a grant from the Endowment Fund. The funds were awarded to NHOM in 2016.
Tom and Cheryl volunteered and assisted NHOM on many occasions, including with initial planning for the Golf Tournament and providing additional volunteers for the event. Cheryl is currently helping NHOM find a student intern to help with office work.