The Story

I have been watching Cheri on LinkedIn for several months and have heard her story about how she has overcome her addiction/alcoholism and rediscovered her faith. These are her own words and can express her game change better than I can express it…

“I am the Founder of Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency for second chances. I am passionate about helping people coming out of prison and people in recovery find transformation through employment or entrepreneurship. As someone who has reinvented my life, I wanted to create a company to help others do the same.

Before starting Cornbread Hustle, I found my own transformation and recovery through inventing a tanning bed and starting a career in the TV news business. I eventually developed expert level skills for marketing and PR.

I continued to hone in on my marketing skills as a PR consultant for Mark Cuban companies. I provided strategy plans and media opportunities for a variety of the Shark Tank companies he invested in. Today, I use those talents to help individuals getting out of prison re-brand themselves to become the person they want to be and get noticed by the people they want to meet.

What I’m most proud of is my sobriety and relationship with God. I am very outspoken about my personal experiences with drug and alcohol addiction and I share my journey on LinkedIn and other platforms.

I am 2 years sober and taking it one day at a time.

In 2020 we had to pivot to include a disinfecting department within our organization. It has been very successful and our “hustlers” have loved helping essential businesses stay safe. I have enjoyed sharing that journey and how God has blessed us in the midst of a crisis as well.

If you would like to learn more about me or my PR and marketing consulting services, please visit:

If you would like to reach out regarding staffing or disinfecting, please go to our website: and contact us through the contact submission form. I try to read all of my messages in my LinkedIN inbox, but I miss a lot.

If you have a criminal record and in need of second chance employment opportunities, please apply online on our website: Click on “jobs” and see what we have available. Please do not contact me directly asking for employment. You must go through our website to be considered.

If you have sent me a message about your sobriety journey, I see them and I love reading about your progress and milestones. Keep sending them. I may not always be able to reply but your hope gives me hope. You’re an inspiration to me as much as I am to you. Thanks for helping me stay sober and know that we are in this thing together.” Cheri


Cheri, as a someone who has watched you from a distance on LinkedIn, I cannot express how powerful your story is. You are honest, transparent, and vulnerable. These characteristic are like a magnet for those who have, and battled an addiction or that are seeking to change. I hope that you will continue to share your story far and wide as I know it will change thousands of lives in the days to come. God bless you and keep up the very important work.


Cheri, this is Gary Rogers, Founder of Check Your Game. We are excited that you've been Nominated. If you would like to send us a picture, we can include it on your Nomination profile. Also, we will not share this Nomination over social media, although it will remain on the Nominations page unless you tell us to take it down. I also would love to tell you more about who we are, what we do and if you believe in what we're doing, would love for you to share your story on our site. We can get on a call, zoom or email so I can share with you the process and what you can expect through our story-telling experience. Feel free to connect with me by phone, text or email. 513-310-9476 or Thanks, Gary Rogers

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