Mark and Sherri Schalk moved to Charlotte in 2000 as part of a corporate relocation for Mark, after living in northern Virginia since 1980. They are both “ditto-heads”, graduates of the College of William & Mary, and share a love for God, American history and conservative politics. Soon after dating in the early 1980s, Mark helped convert Sherri to become a fan of Ronald Reagan.
Sherri has a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. From 2000-2006, Sherri held various roles connected to Northside Baptist Church and its Christian school, serving as a substitute teacher, assistant to the headmaster, and assistant to the counseling pastor. For part of those years, Sherri also served as a counselor for Charlotte Pregnancy Care Center (now Human Coalition-Charlotte).
Sherri is currently a member of Concerned Women for America and serves as Membership Chair for Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women’s Club (MERWC). In Virginia, Sherri served in church leadership, chaired the Church and Society committee and wrote a monthly column for their church on faith and cultural issues. In 2007, Mark and Sherri launched Aussie Pet Mobile of Charlotte and Sherri served as its General Manager until 2018. Aussie Pet Mobile has grown to become Charlotte’s number one mobile pet grooming business.
In 2020, Mark and Sherri served as Neighborhood Team Leads for TrumpVictory2020, were active with NC Evangelicals for Trump, and knocked doors tirelessly in the “ground game” for candidates up and down the ticket. For the past two years, Mark and Sherri have been delegates to MeckGOP and in the most recent election, Mark served as a poll observer while Sherri distributed literature on election day.
In 1994, Mark and Sherri were delegates to the VA GOP convention, which helped elect George Allen as Governor of Virginia, and for several years provided grassroots support for successful conservative Republicans including Congressman Frank Wolf (VA D10).
Mark and Sherri have been married 37 years, have three children, one grandchild and live in the Mountain Island Lake area of Charlotte.