As co-owner of Arrowhead Films, Cheryl brings an educational perspective to her filmmaking efforts. A Texas certified secondary teacher of English and history, she spent eight years in a National Blue Ribbon School classroom, winning student and administrative awards for her creative and energetic approach to cross-curricular, student-centered instruction. Cheryl has turned her passion for education into award-winning documentary filmmaking as producer of In The Shadow of The Blade and Believe It. Live It, and director of A Touch of Home: The Vietnam War’s Red Cross Girls. She has written scripts for Himalayan Meltdown and When I Have Your Wounded: The Dustoff Legacy. Cheryl also worked as a video instructional designer for Compass Learning, concepting and directing 120 hours of highly engaging online high-school English instruction.
Prior to her teaching career, Cheryl worked for GSD&M Advertising as part of the team that created the award-winning “Don’t Mess with Texas” anti-litter campaign. As an Arrowhead Films principal, Cheryl has worked with the United States Army, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, the Library of Congress, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, the Texas Education Agency, and other public agencies, private corporations and NGOs.
Cheryl is currently consulting for the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Committee and has overseen production of the project’s website and branding campaign. She has written for Vietnam magazine and her work has gained her honorary membership in the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association, the Dustoff Association, the Bullwhip Squadron 1/9 Cavalry, the Vietnam Donut Dollies, the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company, and other veteran organizations.
Cheryl loves to read and study history and she is a passionate advocate for children with disabilities, a co-founder of the Eanes Parent Network, and a member of the Texas Children’s Policy Council.