Cheryl Cantoya

Where did you grow up? 

 I am a born and raised Texan.  I lived in San Antonio for 30 years.
How many years have I been in this industry? 
 I have been in this industry for about 15 years, first as a buyer and now as a sales person for the best company in this industry!
Favorite pastime/hobbies? 
 My favorite thing to do is spend time with my 4 year old granddaughter Chloe.  We are best buddies, as she says, and I look forward to seeing her at home when I return each week.
Tell a funny story about being on the road. 
Well, one of the most memorable things that has happened to me on the road was on a trip to South Dakota.  I was traveling in the wide open spaces of SD, where the is not much going on except for the multitude of birds flying about.  When you visit the northern areas especially, they are quite proud of the large population of pheasant and other species.  Well, one day driving around, heading to my next destination a bird dive bombed toward my car and I was pretty sure I had hit it but didn’t know where it had gone.  I started looking around and the next thing I knew, I could see a wing fluttering from the front of my car!  I could hardly stand the thought that a bird was stuck in my car, but I drove on since I was in the middle of no where!  I finally got to a gas station and to my disgust, it was dead and stuck in the front of my car!  I tried knocking it out with the windshield squeegee, but it wouldn’t budge.  It was so yucky, I could stand to touch it!  Thankfully, a older gentleman saw me trying to remove the dead bird from my car and came over to rescue me.  He grabbed the feet and pulled it right out! He suggested I could have it for dinner, but that wasn’t happening. I thanked him profusely!!—-  Even to this day, the whole thing makes me queezy!
What did you want to be when you were 12 years old? 
 I grew up wanting to be an Archeologist.  I always have be intrigued by archeology and especially love learning about the Egyptians and their culture.

Tell us about another job you had……
My first job was in a Photo booth in a parking lot!  Back in the 70’s, they use to have small little photo booths that only one person could fit into.  A customer would drive up in their car and leave their FILM (remember that!?) to be developed or to buy film.  It was an odd place to work and some of the customers were strange too!  I had to check through all the pictures before calling the customer to let them know their photos were ready.  Some people take very interesting pictures!
Name 5 things always found in your fridge —–
Diet Dr. Pepper, strawberry preserves, smart water, olives, and LOTS of leftovers from dinners out!
If I were a quilt block, what would I be and why?
  I would have to be a Crazy Quilt block! My life has always been fun with alot of crazy!!!!
How would you describe your job to a 5 year old? 
 I travel all around Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, visiting lots of my friends,
 showing them all the new beautiful Moda fabrics!
Name 5 things on your bucket list.————-
To be a Roller Derby girl,
–Live in Paris
–Go to Egypt
–Learn how to do the Flying Trapeze
–Drive the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile
Name 3 things you never leave home without.  ——-
-My cell phone, my Garmin, and Apple Berry lipstick.
If gas mileage & space for samples, were not a requirement,
I’d be driving a 70’s era Mustang convertible.
I collect————–
Fabric, of course!!!  And M&M’s candy dispensers.
Is the Hokey Pokey really what it is all about? ———
I say, why not?  I always loved doing the Hokey Pokey as a kid,
especially at the roller rink!  I was always happy when I did it!

What fashion trend do you wish would come back in style and why?  ——
White Go-Go Boots!  You can’t help but have fun wearing these!
Tell us something about you most people don’t know.———
 I was an Art teacher to elementary students.  It was alot of fun and I always worked at the schools my children were attending, so I got to see them during the day.
If you were not a sales rep, what else would you do? —–
I would become the next Design Star for HGTV!!!
My motto is…
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away!—-George Carlin
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