Meet the Team

  • Cheree Berry
    Cheree Berry

    Cheree Berry

    CEO / Creative Director

    (shuh-ree) (ber-ree)
    Cheree loves all things gold foil and is the unofficial weather woman. When she isn’t busy making the prettiest paper you’ve ever seen, you might find her looking for her phone or keys.

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  • Cheree Berry

    CEO / Creative Director

    Prior to starting Cheree Berry Paper in 2006, Cheree was an associate art director at kate spade in New York City for four years. At kate spade, Cheree was the lead designer on the company’s stationery line – a collaboration with Crane & Co. Her responsibilities included designing the company’s wedding and social stationery albums as well as numerous stationery and gift products. Before kate spade, Cheree worked at the premier design firm, Pentagram, after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

    Cheree’s various design achievements include recognition as a stationery expert by both New York Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings, being a recipient of Washington University in St. Louis’ Award for Distinction and designation as a Modern Bride Top 25 Trendsetter. Cheree was the commencement speaker for Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Art and Visual Design, class of 2017. Outside the office, Cheree donates her time to various non-profit organizations and sits on the boards of the Saint Louis Ballet and the Saint Louis Fashion Fund.

    Cheree also designed and wrote Hoorah for the Bra, a humorous pop-up book on the history of the brassiere. The book, published by Harry Abrams, has received several press mentions and has been listed as a must-read by Redbook, Self and Woman’s Wear Daily.

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  • Kristen Armstrong
    Kristen Armstrong

    Kristen Armstrong

    CFO/COO

    Kristen’s favorite place in the world is at her dad’s kitchen table with a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine. She’s a huge fan of Broadway Musicals and her favorite Netflix binge is “House of Cards.”

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  • Kristen Armstrong

    CFO/COO

    In 2009, Kristen moved from the east coast to join Cheree Berry Paper as the company’s Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Prior to joining Cheree Berry Paper, Kristen received her Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. In 2003, Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in English from Rutgers University.

    During business school, Kristen completed her summer internship at Unilever in brand management. In this role, she focused primarily on establishing the social media strategy for the company’s Slim-Fast brand. While Kristen had a full-time offer to return to Unilever as an Associate Brand Manager, joining Cheree Berry Paper – a growing business with a bright future – was a more compelling and exciting career opportunity. Thus, she was Missouri bound! Kristen has not looked back since and through her efforts has helped the company more than quadruple in size over the last eight years.

    Prior to receiving her MBA, Kristen was an investment banker and private equity associate in New York City. During her time in NYC, Kristen also served on the board of The Child Center of New York, a non-profit that reaches across diverse ethnic populations to create a supportive place for children at risk. Kristen’s past employment also includes four years of experience at Johnson and Johnson.

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  • Katherine Hollensteiner
    Katherine Hollensteiner

    Katherine Hollensteiner

    Senior Project Manager

    Inspired by Mother Nature, she loves to garden, but who knew she was a stamp collector? Her grandparents on both sides collected them and she has since inherited their collections as well as a passion for having her own.

  • Taylor Crossland
    Taylor Crossland

    Taylor Crossland

    Senior Designer

    Taylor is our watercolorist extraordinaire and Internet historian. She adores all animals, all stripes, and gives the perfect gifts.

  • Carmi Cioni
    Carmi Cioni

    Carmi Cioni

    Designer

    Carmi is known for her effortless calligraphy, addiction to LaCroix, and love of all candy. But ironically, her dad is a dentist. She is also a talented speed reader and crossword puzzle fanatic.

  • Dawn Sparks
    Dawn Sparks

    Dawn Sparks

    Accounting Manager

    Dawn, who speaks Russian fluently, is a spreadsheet enthusiast. When she can’t be at the beach, she loves to slip on a cozy pair of socks, sip tea, and read a good book.

  • Sara Luck
    Sara Luck

    Sara Luck

    Senior Production Associate

    An expert with an X-ACTO and fine artist on the side with a passion for painting and printmaking. Loves green juice, sci-fi, extensive Spotify playlists and star gazing.

  • Meg Zelenovich
    Meg Zelenovich

    Meg Zelenovich

    Office Manager / Copywriter

    Meg’s favorite Pantone is dark navy 533. On weekends she loves to hit estates sales, thus contributing to CBP’s vast prop collection. When she can’t sleep, she plans parties in her head! That may explain why her unofficial office role is social chair.

  • Erica Michel
    Erica Michel

    Erica Michel

    Project Manager

    A leopard lover, who is always rocking a statement earring. She’s obsessed with Starbucks Strawberry Lemonade refreshers, enjoys going to country music concerts and spending time with her dog, Duke.

  • Mary Kunnath
    Mary Kunnath

    Mary Kunnath

    Associate Creative Director

    Mary’s favorite place in the world is Door County, Wisconsin, and she is a super fan of Star Trek. She is known for running a space heater year-round, obsessing over M&Ms, and being mistaken for actress Rachel McAdams!

  • Jamie Chapin
    Jamie Chapin

    Jamie Chapin

    In-House Printer

    Inspired by color, it’s no surprise that she has a special talent for guessing the Pantone color of the year before it’s announced. Her biggest obsession is surface pattern design and she loves sewing.

  • Kate Disabato
    Kate Disabato

    Kate Disabato

    Designer

    Kate is an athlete – currently into yoga – and is always on the go. She loves writing surprise notes for her husband and easily laughs at SNL.

  • Sydney Cavanagh
    Sydney Cavanagh

    Sydney Cavanagh

    Sales Assistant

    Sydney’s unofficial office role is snack boss, so it is really no surprise that she collects cookbooks. She is a fan of Jo Malone and loves her orange kitten, Louie.