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So, who is this Webmistress, anyway?
Your guide to InLineNow.com has not only inline skating, but other adventure
sports and Web credentials.
Cheryl, your InLineNow.com guide, is an avid,
seasoned recreational/distance inline skater, human services worker, small
business owner and veteran computer professional.
Experience: Cheryl organizes group skating events, races recreationally and organizes
volunteer-benefit skating venues. She teaches those new to skating, how to
stop--essential to enjoying and excelling at this sport. Skates accompany her while
traveling, with "rolling" experience in most US states and 19 other countries on 3- 4- and 5-wheel skates. A former computer professional, she
prides herself in her new human services job as an Adult
Literacy Associate at the Napa
City-County Library and teaching computer skills to soon-to-be-emancipated
foster youth. She also provides free web development and support to local non-profit
Education: Graduate, Napa Valley College's Human Services certificate
program, Washington Business School, and various computer-related
certificate programs; currently enrolled in a masters program in Safety Awareness at the
School of Hard Knocks.
From Cheryl: "I'm known only as "The Sticker Lady" to many on the
Night Skate (a.k.a. Midnight Rollers). Many ask, but not all are given, for they go
only to those wearing helmets! I can't tell you how often I hear: "Look,
I'm wearing a helmet this week, can I have a sticker now?".
With recreational mountain
biking/racing, motor biking, and sailing
between skating, I definitely crave adventure; however,
safety is a prime consideration. A white-water rafting accident found me temporarily
disabled, escaping more serious injury only by wearing a helmet, subsequently skating
myself through rehabilitation. The Napa-Calistoga
finish line photo, is from the same race I completed in 1998 as my 'finale'
out of rehab. Since that accident, I enjoy sports while trying to influence
others to do the same, safely. A more
recent injury found both my femurs (end of my thigh bone) in need of major
surgery-even while wearing kneepads. Although it sounds bad, had I not
been wearing those knee pads, I may not be walking today!
Skating is my favorite pastime, and I want to share that passion and provide
you with the best source of information on all things, inline skating: tips for
newbie's, seasoned, recreational and racing skaters alike, links to local, National and
International skating organizations, great places to skate, references on skating, news and
events. This and so much more is available to you here, so I can help you to Get InLineNow.