Michael E. Cherry MCSE
3232 Lay Springs Rd.
256-546-6324 ext. 203
Michael is a native of Birmingham. He has lived in Gadsden for 16 years and is married with one son. He is a six year veteran of the Air Force. After separating from the Air Force he was a 12-year resident of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He returned to Alabama from Hawaii in 1991 to be closer to his family and held technical and technical sales positions with a variety of for-profit organizations prior to joining The Bridge.
Michael started his career with The Bridge in 2002 as Information Technology Manager and was promoted to IT Coordinator in 2007. He is responsible for the design, planning, deployment and implementation of Bridge computer networks, internet, databases, systems security, workstations, servers, software, printers and telephone systems. He manages multiple technology projects and relationships with technology vendors for The Bridge.
Michael holds numerous technical and business certifications in addition to a degree in Business from Excelsior College of New York. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; and in 2008 achieved dual Job Skill certification as a Senior Business Manager and Information Technology Manager from Rutgers University. Recently (2009) Michael earned the Business Systems Analyst certification.
He thoroughly enjoys the staff and working atmosphere at The Bridge but also is especially honored to support the mission of helping adolescents overcome tremendous life difficulties.