Feb 08, 2023 / Spotlight
Get to Know our Staff: Cheryl Weis, Special Events
What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
I am the director of special events at the Dallas campus.
What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work?
My day-to-day tasks are pretty basic with emails, spreadsheets, workplans, etc. Event days are more exciting and hands-on with actually setting up and executing the event.
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here?
My first job was at Accenture as a consultant implementing new call center technology. I spent several years implementing software solutions and eventually decided to go to culinary school. After getting my associate degree in culinary arts, I had the opportunity to get involved in event planning. After running my own event production company for a few years, I was ready to join a large organization again, and this position became available around the same time.
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
The people have been amazing. Everyone is so passionate about their job here and eager to help no matter what the task.
Tell us something about your job that others might not already know?
Scottish Rite was a client of mine before I joined. I helped manage the food for Treasure Street for about four years. It takes an army of internal and external resources to pull off some of the amazing events Scottish Rite produces.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
That’s hard to decide, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a lot. My top two places would be Nepal and Africa for a safari in Kenya and Tanzania.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
College football. I’m a TCU grad and was so excited to see my Frogs make it to the National Championship this year. I don’t play any sports but was a dancer growing up ... tap, jazz, ballet and drill team.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
The 1920s. It feels so glamorous, and I love the dresses the women wore.
What’s one fun fact about yourself?
I enjoy building Lego sets to relax and unwind. I have a Lego Christmas Village that I add onto every year. The biggest set I’ve built is the Disney Cinderella castle. It’s more than 4,000 pieces and 29” tall.