Sheryl Alexa Shaffer

Sheryl Alexa Shaffer created Veterans Helping Veterans TV in 1996 as an out reach to veterans in San Mateo County while she was working as an EDD Local Veterans Employment Representative, L.V.E.R.

VHVtv is filmed in the HD studio at the MidPeninsula Media Center in Palo Alto and Sheryl is a Volunteer Community Producer.
Since 2016, we are producing VHVtv episodes in the Mid Peninsula Media Center’s state of the art HD studio and during the past few years, have had many guest hosts. All MC studio produced HD content is on this website.

VHVtv is now produced using video conference app, digital photos and B roll. When we are able to film on location, we prefer to film using iPhone 13 Pro.

New iPhone 13 Pro.
Sheryl Shaffer is the Producer of VHVtv. She likes to film with the iPhone 13 Pro in Cinematic mode.

VHVtv has gone through many changes since we began and none as dramatic as 2020 with the Covid 19 pandemic. The Media Center in Palo Alto has been closed since March 13, 2020. Starting June 2020, all videos are being created virtually with VHVtv Co-Producer Richard Gonzales.

Sheryl Shaffer is a retired Employment Development Department Job Service Vet Rep. sherylLVER
She retired from the E.D.D. in 2004 with 25 years of Civil Service. She attended college on the G.I. Bill and graduated from San Francisco State University, SFSU, 1974 with a BA degree in Theatre Arts. In 1997, she graduated with her second BA degree from Cal. State University Northridge, CSUN, with a degree in Radio, TV and Film.

Sheryl is a Community Producer at the MidPeninsula Media Center in Palo Alto, CA and has won several Western Access Video Excellence, the WAVE awards for community educational access TV, for VHVtv episodes: “The Rosie Legacy” 2019, “Veteran Advocates” 2018, Vetsin Tech 2017 and What is TBI? 2015.
She is a member of the Veterans in Media & Entertainment, the VME Connect and a member of the American Legion Post 43 Hollywood.

Sheryl is a Vietnam Era Veteran and served as a Personnel Specialist in the Women’s Army Corps. 

Here is my military story. PSA “I Am A Veteran.”