She was born in 1956 and raised on the south side of Chicago. In her early years, she was involved in Church. She accepted Jesus at
the age of five. At the age of sixteen she graduated from high school and went to college as sixteen-year-old "child". She felt out of place
and alone in Ames, Iowa where she attends college. Her self-esteem spirals to a very low level. She knew God had called her to be a
minister yet, Cheryl hid from her calling by living a sinful lifestyle in a back-slide state. She works "odd" jobs for a few years. Later the age
of eighteen, she joined the Navy and traveled for a few years and ended her last station in Virginia. When Cheryl was honorably
discharged from the Navy, she decided to live in Virginia sixteen years. During that time, Cheryl begin drawing designs on napkins. She
found her long hidden passion. Cheryl decided to develop her passion of art into a business. Cheryl still felt lonely and she lack a lot of
confidence in her abilities. Hence, she was aware of this. She returns to working more "odd “jobs.She starts dating a man she met while
working as a waitress and cook. Many try to warn her, however Cheryl felt no one else would want her. She got married in June of 1992.
Her husband would not allow her to work or draw her abstract designs. She was forced to destroy hundreds of her artwork projects. One
thing Cheryl wanted was confidence in herself. She started turn back toward God in her life. She knew she is a very gifted with artistic
skills In August of 1992, she left her very abusive husband. She prayed and God made a way. She was three months pregnant and was
left homeless. Her marriage was null avoid. At the age of thirty-six, she was blessed with a beautiful daughter. Shortly after the birth of her
daughter, Cheryl came up with the name of her business DECO-MARK just by shorting the words DECOration MARKet, Cheryl left
Virginia in June of 1993 with her four-month-old daughter. Her ex-husband showed up in Chicago, Illinois. Fearfully, she and her young
daughter went to some domestic violence shelters, to hide from her very abusive ex-husband. She finally got the courage to leave the
shelter and get a studio apartment, to raise her daughter as a single mom. As a result, she was on welfare and sold "a homeless paper"
in Chicago, to pay bills. Later, while staying in one of the apartments, she met a neighbor who told her about a school bus company,
who was hiring. She filled out the application and was hired in October of 1998. She received her CDL license in November of 1998 and
worked as a school bus driver. She uses her spare time, as a school bus driver, to build her business DECO-MARK. Cheryl had no prior
experience in business and marketing. Her vision was to build DECO-MARK and learn what she needed to make sure her dream is
successful. She starts DECO-MARK in 1999 working alone for many years alone. She uses the library and the internet to find information
to help with skills in running a business on a shoestring budget. Her first business card was created with the use of a typewriter and copy
machines at "a self-service coping place. Her business cards where printed on card stock. Sha hand cut her business cards. She used
them proudly. She knew DECO-MARK is a business of high standards in the making? Her self-esteem begins rising. At this point, Cheryl
was a school bus driver for about a year at the start of DECO-MARK. She manages to drive for several years completely accidents free.
As a bus driver, she could have a bit more finances to help build her business. She really started seeing positive results in her company.
Now, there are several others involved in DECO-MARK. She enrolled in college and is an outstanding honor student. Cheryl works hard
and believes in always putting God first in every part of her life. She found a Church in Chicago and she became very involved in her
Church. Eighteen months after becoming a member, she became a Licensed Minister. Six years later, she became an Ordained Minister.
Currently she has an uprising Bible-Based Motivational Christian Ministry and an Organization that is an advocate for all victims of
domestic violence. Cheryl continue to run her business today with a lot of others working in the background to develop DECO-MARK into
what it is today. DECO-MARK has merge into an upscale quality products and outstanding customer service. As a performer, Cheryl
uses her middle name Therese as a single stage name. She sings, writes music, excellent in acting and a great poet. She also does
modern dance, mime art, and standup comedy.
Click here to read her Therese Bio as a performer. Many are amazed at the complexity of her memory. She memorized large portion of
bible scriptures. She does psalm 37 by memory. This is her life scripture. She is a very passionate person. She is willing to help anyone
she can. She developed DECO-MARK to create jobs, careers, and business opportunities for others. She has also network with other
companies to expand opportunities for others. She has a new husband who loves her and treats her like a queen. He supports her in
building DECO-MARK. She also believes in him. Her husband Mike is a great trombone player of 50+ years of experience with jazz and
big band music. Click here for our upcoming events.