Naomi Pheriss was a Manticoran citizen living on the planet Sphinx in the 16th Century PD.

Her husband, Buddy Pheriss, with whom she had seven children, was a notorious "drifter". Their family lived in the Madeleine, Trebuchet, and Tasmania Systems before eventually settling down on the planet Sphinx in the newly created Star Kingdom of Manticore in 1520 PD.

She was experienced in working with animals and plants. In 1521 PD, her daughter Jessica was adopted by a treecat. (SK2, SK3)