After earning a Bachelor’s in Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia, Cheryl used her communications skills in shopping center marketing, economic development and health-care positions. She helped launch Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, then did contract work for other health-care clients.
While raising her two sons in Menlo Park with her husband Charley, she’s been an active school district leader as well as hands-on volunteer. In 2011-12 she worked part-time in marketing communications at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and has held many volunteer positions there over the years (Children’s Ministries, Middle School, support for parents of special needs kids, and such). She has visited Achungo twice with her son, Jonathan, and in 2012 they hosted Michael Nyangi in an appearance before the 7th grade class at Hillview Middle School.