Cheryl Oberlin lives in a world where the sun is always shining bright, Tiki Bar music is always playing, and her husband refreshes her Rae Dunn coffee mug every hour.
As a freelance writer, her work has been featured in corporate communications for Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations. She served as a professor for undergraduate English, speech, business communications, and graduate entrepreneurship courses at both the community college level and R2 universities.
She admits to being a recovering academic letter collector after earning an M.Ed. in instructional design and technology for adult education, an M.B.A. in project management, an M.A. in English, composition, and rhetoric, plus a B.A. in mass communications.
When she's not writing copy, you might find her penning her first great novel or listening to positive vibes podcasts and audiobooks. She serves as a volunteer coach for teachers who are fleeing public education for corporate instructional design. Or, she's often designing the MoneyPit island with her husband on Animal Crossing New Horizons.
If you haven't guessed by now, Cheryl and ROO are one and the same. ROO stands for Rene' Oliver Oberlin - it's a hybrid of Cheryl's middle name (Renee), her father's first name (Oliver), and her married last name. She uses Rene' Oliver Oberlin for ghostwriting and it may be the name she uses to pen her first novel. ROO is just shorthand. Rest assured, we do have other writers and eLearning consultants who partner with us to round out the world we know as ROO.
To learn more about Cheryl, visit her personal profile on LinkedIn (see the button above). She owns ByReneOliverOberlin, LLC, a freelance copywriting business. She is a mom to three adult kids and lives in Maineville, OH, a suburb of Cincinnati, with her husband, Scott, two dogs, and a cat. She and Scott are Empty Nesters as their youngest son recently moved out - but only to live next door (yes, seriously). Sadly, they recently realized animals never grow up or move out of the house.
Cheryl shares a laugh with her husband, Scott.
Renee is Cheryl's middle name. She always wanted to put a French spin on it thus Rene'.
Cheryl is forever grateful that her daddy, Oliver Ray, passed down the gift of storytelling to her. He never met a stranger in all of his 90 years on earth. 1930-2020
Oberlin is Cheryl's married last name - a gift from her husband, Scott.