Cheryl Unterschutz

Cheryl Bio:

Cheryl is the Executive Director for Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run.  An organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident by using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  

With over eight years of experience working in the non-profit sector, Cheryl’s professional career started as an Art teacher for k-8.  As an educator and leader for a mission oriented organization Cheryl understands and knows the importance to take on new challenges every day and open your mind to find solutions that will help you succeed.


Interesting Facts about Cheryl!

Favorite food: Coffee ice cream

Favorite band: Everlast

Funny story about first job: As an art teacher the first few years were tough. I had 40 first graders at a time. The first time we used liquid paints it was a disaster. By the time the kids left my room they were covered in paint, as was the whole room and me. All I could do was sit down and laugh and then start cleaning things up. After that, we used block temperas to paint, much less messy but still great for creative work!

Team Sponsor

Shannon Soldner


As a figurative painter, Shannon Soldner’s work imagines the stories people tell themselves, the personal mythologies created to make sense of the world. Her work seeks to give a glimpse into the fictitious inner worlds of her subjects. Through her narrative paintings, she asks the viewer not only to explore these myths and fables but also to question their own. 

Shannon, a native of Colorado, was born in 1976. She received her BFA with honors at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2015 with an emphasis in Studio Art. She lives and works in Columbia, Missouri.

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