Sherri Johnson

Writer + Storyteller + PR Pro

United States

Athleta Chi Blog
The Power of She on Fire in Iceland - Chi Blog

Athleta Brand Ambassador and MOJO Active Adventures Founder Molly Mathis recently lead 16 women on a 7-day trek through Iceland. She took our cold-weather Rock Springs Jacket with her to stay warm and cozy through ice climbing, river wading, and waterfall spotting. One of the trip's participants, Sherri Johnson, captures the excitement of the week-long trek.

Why Hello, Sailor Will Become Your Favorite Lakeside Hangout

The highly anticipated lakeside dining spot, Hello, Sailor, is creating quite a wake at the lake. It's been a long voyage since Joe and Katy Kindred announced in the fall of 2016 that they were taking over the vacant Lake Norman landmark, formerly occupied by the iconic Rusty Rudder.

Packs with Pride: The Story Behind AFAR's Amazing Artwork

Patches are a way to show off the dedication, hard work and accomplishment that goes with each project. As students move through the projects (students are eligible in 8th grade and can jump to new projects as they get older) they achieve new patches. These symbols of pride are s

Why "Research Projects" Resonates with College Admission Officers

Want to know more about the game-changer that can benefit the college application process? In this interview with Tia Sullivan, Davidson Day College Counselor and former college admissions officer, she spells out the reasons student should take part in experiences like AFAR.

Sip Your Way to Namasté

With endless career demands, lengthy to-do lists and a well-intentioned exercise plan, how's a person to get it all done? Perhaps a little yoga while catching up with friends and engaging in your community is the ultimate multitasking approach for seeking a little solace. Friends, grab your mat, pick up a pint and strike a pose.

Creative and Committed: Meet Jennifer Appleby, Our FACE of Charlotte

She's fiercely passionate about social responsibility, a champion for creativity in Charlotte and, well, simply unstoppable in her field. Jennifer Appleby is the force behind Wray Ward, one of the hottest marketing communications agencies around. Their creative chops and ability to produce Better Performing Work has earned them more kudos than her clients can keep up with.

Hello??? Here's How to Stay in Touch with your AFAR Archaeologist

After the big airport send-off, waving and blowing kisses and thinking of all the fun that you're, ahem, your child, is going to have, it's normal to feel apprehensive about staying in touch. Hands-on technology is replaced with shovels and tools and time away from screens. But

Charlotte Living Magazine
Mission Acceleration: How to Serve Local and Go Global

Above & Beyond, a faith-based organization with the purpose of eradicating spiritual poverty, started with a mission of its own as part of Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius. Founder, Michelle Hoverson, had a simple idea that today has helped 885missionaries travel to 76 nations serving 13,275 hours at local non-profits. But before a passport is ever presented, each missionary earns money by volunteering locally. “We wanted to see a paradigm shift in how mission trips were funded,” says...

Luxury Awaits in This Mediterranean Lake-Side Home

Mediterranean architecture has a unique look of its own - stucco exterior, red tile roof and traces of travertine throughout. There's something alluring about this style that prompts intrigue beyond curb-appeal. It draws you into the feeling of another era, and if you're lucky enough to have an invitation to visit, you'll see that the interior of this home will transport you back to the future.

Think Charlotte Takes Itself Too Seriously? Think Again ...

Charlotte, we have a problem. However, poking fun at politics and the quirks of this Southern city is definitely not one of them. Charlotte Squawks, the Saturday Night Live-meets-Broadway musical is celebrating its lucky 13th anniversary with Charlotte, We Have a Problem - and there's still time to crash in on the fun.

What are Charlotte Coworking Spaces REALLY Like?

Ever wonder what happens behind the walls of the coworking spaces that keep popping up around Charlotte? We took a peek inside and got to know a few members who are proponents of the concept.

Is it Time for a Life Coach?

Most of us have interacted with a coach at some point in our lives. Maybe a tennis coach or your kid's soccer or little league coach. Coaches are meant to teach us something and then encourage us along the way as we improve our skills.

Burning Calories for a Cause: How Charlotte's Fit Crowd Does Its Part

Charlotte has proven it's a pretty fit city, and charities have found they've met their match. There are triathlons and 10Ks, marathons and mud runs, many of which support non-profits that support everything from breast cancer to Crohn's disease. Charities of all kinds are benefitting from the generosity of those willing to sweat out minutes and miles for their cause.

Charlotte Living Magazine
Day Trip to Davidson, NC

Her's how to spend a day in Davidson, NC - and want to mark your calendar for a come-back.

Luxury Living on Lake Norman: A Cape Cod-Style Home to Swoon Over

Of the 10 new housing starts this spring by Patrick Joseph Distinctive Homes (PJDH), only two of the custom homes will house children. His primary clients these days are downsizing. Similar to exchanging the suburban for a sports coupe, says Jim Shalvoy, VP at PJDH, he finds that his clients' needs are changing - but not in lieu of luxury.

Sandra Lee: FACES of Charlotte

According to Divorce Source, nearly 80% of divorces are initiated by the wife. This comes as no surprise to Sandra Lee, a divorce mediator and coach who runs a successful practice called Emerge Victorious, in which she mediates the separation of marriages.

An Unusual - and Fun - GNO Idea

You've probably heard the buzz by now. TopGolf, a golf and entertainment venue, hit the Charlotte market June 9th, and it's been driving record-breaking attendance since. This is not your typical tin cup, bucket-o-balls driving range. It's Phoenix Open meets Strike City punctuated with loud music, live bands, a rooftop bar - oh, and golf!

Sara Green of Overcash Demmitt Architects: FACES of Charlotte

If great design were on the menu at area restaurants, Sara Green just might be in the dessert column as the icing on the cake. From restaurants like Fidelli Kitchen and The Porter's House to The Cowfish and Comida, her interior designs are showcased for the masses in these popular eateries.

Cathy Monte & Kristen Garnett of edit+style: FACES of Charlotte

Cathy Monte began her business by helping a friend "shop her closet," a phrase she adopted and a ritual she practices daily with her own wardrobe and her business, edit+style. edit+style is all about starting with what you own, finding the gaps and feeling great about getting dressed every day.

Charlotte Living Magazine
The Ice Factor

Charlotte Checkers Return to their Roots

Hey, Charlotte ... Are You a Morning Person?

A first visit to CreativeMornings feels a bit like a festival and way better than an any early wake-up conference call. That is, IF you can score a spot. All 250 tickets were snapped up online within 10 minutes for the May meeting themed "Serendipity," which also happens to be a metaphor for Matt Olin's a-ha moment and how the Charlotte chapter of CreativeMornings came about in 2015.

Christine Rinkert of Luna's at the Lake: FACES of Charlotte

Christine Rinkert's boutique is the go-to for busy women who want to look good and shop local. She has a self-proclaimed love affair with business, customers, clothes and her community, which shines in the spirit of Luna's, her Cornelius shop.

Cary Bernstein of Spay Neuter Charlotte: FACES of Charlotte

Her experience volunteering with the Humane Society opened Cary Bernstein's eyes to the astounding number of pets having to be euthanized. She sprang into action, founding Spay Neuter Charlotte. Find out more about this dynamic woman who is also our newest FACE of Charlotte.

Interior Designer Crush: Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell takes pride in the fact that her designs don't have a signature look, but rather reflect the lives of the people who call it home. She's rooted in practicality, believes in meaningful beauty and can transform a thrift shop find into a coveted conversation piece faster than you can say Jonathan Adler.

Maria Montaño, President of Britax Americas: FACES of Charlotte

We talked to Maria Montaño on the exact date of her one-year anniversary as the President of Britax Americas, an international company that manufactures premium car seats and strollers, and the company that brought her and her family to Charlotte. Rather than recite her impressive resume (which includes stints at Nike and Bugaboo), she prefers to talk about the takeaways.

Karisa Pennell of Nectar: FACES of Charlotte

Karisa Pennell thought it would be fun to work in a flower shop, so she decided to pass her time prepping petals post-college before heading west to start her career. Little did she know that this part-time job would lead her down a path to a career she didn't intend to plant, but grew like kudzu.

Charlotte Living Magazine
Pretty in Pink

A memorable wedding in Davidson distinguished by color.

Charlotte Living Magazine
The Jet Set

The Marquis JetCard offers Access to the NetJet Experience