Cheryl began her real estate career in 1985 in Arcadia, with Bliss Keeler Investments.She specialized in investment properties (apartment units, commercial/industrial buildings, and land for development), and honed her strong negotiating skills there. Later, working with residential properties, she kept her license with Norm Haley Real Estate. She became a licensed real estate broker in California in 2006.
Cheryl grew up in Pasadena and graduated from Polytechnic School (Pasadena, CA), and then attended Pomona College (Claremont, CA), receiving her B.A. in English Literature, with a minor in Theater. Not long after college, she had the wonderful experience of working for Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale as a French translator on the Euro Disneyland project. After that highly creative experience, Cheryl spent seven years working at First Interstate Bancorp, the holding company of the First Interstate banks, as the number two person in the Office of the Corporate Secretary, where she was able to apply her organizational skills and natural attention to detail, keeping the corporation's directors and executive officers in compliance with Federal and State legal regulations.
Cheryl moved to Northern Idaho in 2008; she received her broker license there in 2010. Cheryl worked as Associate Broker at Four Seasons Realty in St. Maries for approximately four years. She returned to the Pasadena area in 2017.
Do you like to dance? Cheryl danced competitively as an amateur in International ballroom for fifteen years, culminating in her partner and herself taking first place marks off of the current Amateur National Champions (that sure did feel good!). And if she wasn't ballroom dancing or doing Argentine Tango, you could find her at the ice rink, where she loved to participate in ice dance classes.
Cheryl stays busy being a judge for U.S. Figure Skating, and is currently a member of Los Angeles Figure Skating Club. She served as president of Spokane Figure Skating Club (2014-2016), and was on their Board of Directors for many years. Cheryl is also a member of the Pasadena Chapter (IF) of P.E.O., an organization that raises money for women's scholarships. During her time living in Idaho, she created and managed a number of websites for non-profits on a pro bono basis, including one for the local humane society. Living in Southern California again, Cheryl is volunteering with ReadingPartners (a literacy program for elementary school students), and The New Short Fiction Series; she is a member of Pasadena Heritage and the San Marino League, a non-profit that does docent programs for school children in the Japanese Garden at The Huntington, among other things. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, quilting, sewing, gardening, and spoiling her cat.