Meet Cheryl Ashcraft. Cheryl grew up in Illinois, later moved to Denton and now lives in Flower Mound. She is the Territory Manager at Innovative Packaging Group, Inc. The company is a wholesale retail packaging distributor located in Dallas, Texas. They specialize in unique custom packaging that reflects your image and style, along with many earth friendly options. Their products include gift wrap, ribbon, tissue, boxes, bags, food service packaging, basket supplies, store and shipping supplies. If you need some sort of custom packaging for your business or a project, Cheryl is a great source!
Cheryl is involved in the community as the current President of Women of Flower Mound. Her role as president began in August of 2019 and will conclude in May of 2021. The Women of Flower Mound’s primary goal is to provide scholarships for local graduating seniors. They’ve been serving the community successfully for 46 years. Every year, Women of Flower Mound host special events such as annual home tours, spring fashion shows and wine tastings. The proceeds raised through these events provide scholarships.
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: The youth leader from my church is a Sales Packager. After I graduated high school, she hired me to work with her. I started in samples, then learned accounting and customer service, and eventually transitioned into sales.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
A: Probably being able to get out of the house and see other people. I truly enjoy meeting new people. As an added bonus, I also think spending time with so many people has built up my immune system. I rarely get sick!
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Flower Mound, and what do you love there?
A: It depends on the time and day. If it’s in the morning or it’s a Saturday, I love to go to Edison Coffee Co. Another favorite of mine is Shoal Creek Tavern. I enjoy their wine and their cheesy bread.
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Flower Mound?
A: I’ve lived in Flower Mound for 4 years and started in my business about 3 years ago.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: Right now, I would go to a beach somewhere. If I could get Blake Shelton there with me that would be awesome!
Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: The first one that I can really remember, I was about 12-13 years old, and a friend of mine snuck me into an R-rated movie. We saw Vacation with Chevy Chase.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: There’s a song My Texas by the Josh Abbott band; it’s about things to do in Texas. I want to complete that list!
Q: What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (past or present)?
A: Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt and Pat Benatar.
Q: What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Flower Mound?
A: I remember when I was in high school and we took a field trip somewhere to Fort Worth or Dallas and we came through Flower Mound. We stopped and had lunch at Salerno’s. That was a very long time ago and the town looks very different now; it’s interesting to see how it has changed.
Q: If you could choose anyone to have lunch with, past or present, who would it be? Why?
A: I would love to be able to have lunch with my great grandmother. We would eat together in my dining room, sitting at her dining table. My great grandmother used to feed her farmhands at this table. Sitting with her and eating at that dining table again would be wonderful!
Q: What is your favorite quote or saying?
A: I’m kind of known for my coffee cup collection and I often post photos of them on Facebook. Today’s coffee cup says, “Don’t quit your day dream”; that kind of gets me through the day.
Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
A: To make people kinder.
Q: If you had a full time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose? Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
A: Physical Fitness Trainer.
Q: What is the favorite book that you have read during this past year?
A: My favorite book is the 12 Week Year. I’ve been pretty busy working on this packaging venture, so it’s the only book I think I’ve read in the last few months.