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Cheri, better known as “CJ” around the office, is a native Texan with over 23 years of experience in the travel industry. She joined the Ker & Downey team seven years ago and heads up our Air Department. She has traveled to South Africa, Europe, Central America, the Bahamas, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico.

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Favorite place you’ve traveled:I love exploring destinations and each one is unique. It is not only seeing the location and experiencing the culture, the people and the food, but being lucky enough to share with someone special in my life. The places are amazing. How do you chose just one? Can they all be my favorite?

What is the best thing about traveling: Broadening my perspective and experiencing new cultures, people, places and food.

Travel accessory you can’t live without? A good guide book and a better attitude.

Favorite plane ride activity: I have mastered the art of sleeping on a plane, it makes the trip so much shorter.

Top of my travel bucket list:  It was Greece but I traveled there in October!

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? South America because I have never been to that continent. Maybe I’ll even take the boat to Antarctica.

Beach or mountains: beach, all day long

How do you take your coffee?With coffee mate liquid creamers

Any pets? 1 dog – Ginger, a red heeler

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Live in Houston

Two things I can’t live without are:Coffee and my close friends and family

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: In Sunday school

My favorite physical activity is: Swimming

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Make coffee

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I was a volunteer firefighter for 4 years

The last concert I went to was: Jimmy Buffett

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My favorite toy to play with as a kid was: My bicycle. With it, I could go anywhere.

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: French

Guilty TV pleasure: Any old shows, Mr. Ed, Bewitched, Dobie Gillis, etc.

Life mantra in four words: It is what it is…

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