Leadership ARK-DEV-6-11

Cheri Dickerson

President

Originally from Idaho, Cheri Dickerson joined the Junior League of Beaumont in 2016 after moving to Southeast Texas. Eager to get involved, Cheri went straight into community projects, serving on both Transitioning Youth, where she was awarded Outstanding Community Project Member, and Healthy Behaviors, serving as co-chair and chair. Other roles include Community Council director, Main Street Market committee (underwriting chair), Nominating and Placement, and President-Elect. She is currently the President.

As a registered dietitian, Cheri has worked in dialysis, in-patient care, and mental health. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Arizona in Nutritional Sciences and a Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University. Cheri currently utilizes her degree by coaxing her kids to eat healthy foods and substitute teaching at Hardin-Jefferson schools, including a semester of culinary arts.

Cheri and her husband, Jason, have five children: Sam (21) attends the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Ava (19) attends the University of Arizona, Jake (16), Audrey (13), and Jude (10) all attend Hardin-Jefferson. When she’s not with the JLB, you can find her watching all the Hawk sports cheering for her kids or cheering for everyone else’s kids from the athletic booster club’s concession stand, an active member of the HJABC. In addition to volunteering, Cheri is an avid reader, loves to cook and talk about food, travel, scuba diving, and plants.

Sarah Wells

President-Elect

Sarah Wells, born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, joined the Junior League of San Diego while her husband was stationed in California with the United States Navy. Although she cherished her time in San Diego, she found there truly is no place like home. Returning to Beaumont allowed Sarah to reconnect with the Southeast Texas community she loves.

During her thirteen active years in the Junior League, Sarah has held various roles, including contributing to the Beaumont Children’s Museum before it had walls, serving as a Provisional Mentor, participating in the CAF Grant Committee, and founding co-chair of Dancing with the Stars of Southeast Texas. Her most recent role was Community Marketing Chair, where she was honored to showcase the remarkable achievements of the Junior League of Beaumont. In 2020, she was recognized as the Junior League of Beaumont’s Active of the Year.

In addition to her service to the Junior League of Beaumont, Sarah volunteers with Nutrition and Services for Seniors, the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Legion, the Sallie Curtis PTA, and Scouts BSA. She has also served on the State of Texas Forest Trail Board of Directors. Sarah has been honored with the Southeast Texas 40 Under Forty award and the Beaumont Convention and Visitor Bureau’s 2019 Service Award.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and History from Texas State University. She delights in celebrating special occasions through her business, Well Done by Sarah Wells. Her favorite way to end the day is sitting on the porch with her husband Seth, son Hank, and dog Gus.

Nadine Ona Daigle

Treasurer & Finance Council Director

Nadine Ona Daigle was born and raised in Houston, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in International Studies and English from the University of St. Thomas. After graduating from Texas Tech University with her juris doctorate in 2017, she moved to Beaumont and started working at Germer PLLC. As a principal licensed in Texas and Louisiana, she specializes in personal injury, insurance defense, and civil litigation.

Nadine joined the Junior League of Beaumont in 2019, and since then has served as Spinnings Co-Chair and Chair, as well as Main Street Market Business Manager. Outside of the Junior League of Beaumont, Nadine also serves on the board of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, previously served on the board of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, and was previously recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Professional in Southeast Texas by the Southeast Texas Young Professional’s Organization.

In her spare time, Nadine enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs, cooking, and reading.

Courtney White

Treasurer-Elect / Ways & Means Chair

Courtney White is a native of Port Arthur, Texas. She joined the Junior League of Beaumont in 2019, and since then has served as Abolish Co-Chair and Chair, where she was awarded Outstanding Community Project Member. She then served on the board as Community Council Director, followed by Nominating and Placement, later as Provisional Mentor.

Courtney graduated from Lamar Institute of Technology with an Associates of Applied Science in Instrumentation Technology and Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

In her spare time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her daughter, and goldendoodle, cooking, volunteering, and participating in her church’s women’s ministry.

Brooke Morrow

Corresponding Secretary

Brooke Morrow, a southeast Texas native with a penchant for keeping busy, has turned juggling into an art form. Whether she’s donning her cape as the Executive Director of the Reaud Guest House or transforming into the Headquarters Chair for the Junior League of Beaumont, Brooke’s mission is to make a difference – one committee at a time.

Armed with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), she is currently tackling graduate studies at the Center for Advances in Port Management at Lamar University. Her trophy case includes a 2016 “40 Under 40” Southeast Texas Young Professional Organization Honoree award, a 2019 Pioneering Women Honoree award, and a World’s Best Mom coffee mug from her daughters, all of which she swears never gathers dust because she never stops moving.

Brooke has moonlighted on various boards and committees when she’s not orchestrating miracles at the Reaud Guest House, from the Press Club of Southeast Texas to the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. She’s double-placed as Headquarters Chair and the 24-25 Board of Directors for the Junior League of Beaumont, proving that the future is bright and busy.

In her “spare” time, Brooke volunteers for a wide range of causes, including the Symphony League of Beaumont, Neches River Festival, Gift of Life, Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas, the Houston Symphony League, Southeast Texas Food Bank, Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, St. Anne Catholic School, CASA of Southeast Texas, and the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont.

Despite her impressive résumé, Brooke’s most incredible pride and joy are her two daughters, Fallon (16) and Gianna (14), who keep her grounded and remind her that the most crucial title she holds is Mom. Brooke smiles when asked how she manages it all and says, “Coffee and a good sense of humor.”

Casie Harris

Recording Secretary

Casie Harris is a native of Southeast Texas and a graduate of Lamar University. She works for Mothers Against Drunk Driving as Manager of Victim Services.

In 2018, Casie joined Junior League of Beaumont. She spent the vast majority of her time on the Main Street Market committee where she served for five years and most recently served as a mentor on the Membership Development Committee. Outside of Junior League of Beaumont, Casie serves on the board of the Beaumont Farmers Market and Randy Carter Foundation.

Casie enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She can often be found snuggling with one of her rescue dogs, reading, traveling, or hosting game night.

Ashlee Garrett

Communication Council Director

Originally from Brandon, Mississippi, Ashlee Garrett moved to Beaumont in 2012. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University and has worked at Valero Energy Corporation since graduation.

Ashlee joined the Junior League of Beaumont in 2015 to give back to her community and meet new people. Since joining the Junior League, Ashlee has served as Treasurer and Membership Director. She has also served on fundraisers and community service projects. She received the Innovators Award in 2023 and was a 40 Under 40 of SETX Recipient in 2021. She is also on the Boards of CASA of SETX and Boys’ Haven of SETX. Ashlee is looking forward to serving as Communications Council Director for the 2024-2025 Junior League year.

Ashlee and her husband, Harrison, are expecting their first child in June. When she is not volunteering through the Junior League, she enjoys reading, sitting by the pool, and going to the beach.

Michelle Matheson

Community Council Director

Michelle Matheson is a highly accomplished professional with a passion for sales and a deep commitment to community engagement. She obtained her BBA in Human Resource Management in 2014 and went on to earn her MBA in Organizational Leadership in 2016, both from Lamar University.

Currently, Michelle works at Alters Gem Jewelry as an Expert-Level Sales Professional and as the Website Liaison. She is also pursuing a Graduate Gemology degree at the Gemological Institute of America, further expanding her expertise in the field.

During her years in the Junior League, Michelle has served in many roles including Healthy Behaviors Chair, Main Street Market Atmosphere Co-Chair, and Abolish Chair. Last year, she was also chosen to be a “Star” in the 8th Annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser.

Her dedication to making a difference in her community was recognized when she received the 2021 Outstanding Community Impact Award for her efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. She provided life-changing experiences for individuals at Girls Haven & Boys Haven, showcasing her resilience and compassion. She was also recently honored with the 2024 Innovators Award for her work in the ABOLISH committee. She launched “Brainstorm at the Border“ – a brand new event to further promote awareness of trafficking and creating new partnerships to go along with it.

Michelle’s outstanding achievements have also been recognized by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, who honored her as a 40 under 40 Honoree in 2023. She has also completed the Leadership Beaumont program, demonstrating her commitment to personal and professional growth.

In her leisure time, Michelle enjoys traveling and indulging in her love for art. As a collector, she appreciates the beauty and creativity that art brings into her life.

She finds joy in spending quality time with her husband, Blake, and their two rescue dogs, Coco and Zeus. She is also actively involved in her church community at First Baptist Church in Hamshire, TX.

Allison Wright

Membership Council Director / Nominating Chair

Allison Wright is the owner of Farmers Insurance-Allison Wright Agency. She is a graduate of Texas State University where she was a member of the Texas State University Strutters and holds a BBA in Management.

Allison joined the Junior League of Beaumont in 2019 and became an active member in 2020. During her time with the League, she has served as Service Squad Committee Member, Dancing with the Stars Co-Chair, Dancing with the Stars Chair and Nominating and Placement Co-Chair.

Giving back to her community is a huge passion for Allison. She also serves on the Foundation for Southeast Texas, Port Arthur Higher Education Foundation and is a member of the Hardin County Rotary Club.

Allison and her husband, Landon, have been married for 14 years and have two very active children. If she isn’t spending her weekends at the baseball fields, in the gymnastics arena or volunteering elsewhere in the community, Allison loves to escape to the beach!

Rebecca Tatum

Planning Council Director / Bylaws Chair

Originally from Nashville, TN, Rebecca Tatum made some stops in Hampton, VA and Atlanta, GA before arriving in Beaumont in 2016. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Biblical Languages from Belmont University. Later switching directions, she continued her educational journey by earning a MS in Accounting from Belmont and becoming a CPA. She has enjoyed several positions from Staff Accountant to Senior Manager at The Home Depot and currently works on the team responsible for compiling all the sales related metrics for the company.

Rebecca joined the JLB to get involved in the Beaumont community alongside other talented, strong women. Since joining Junior League, she has enjoyed various volunteer opportunities, being Business Manager for Dancing with the Stars, serving as Treasurer, and chairing Fund Development. Outside of the league, Rebecca also volunteers with numerous organizations and is a deacon at her church.

In her spare time, you will find Rebecca playing handbells, reading, travelling, doing home renovations, or working her way to Black Belt in Taekwondo. She and her husband, Dan, live in Beaumont with their son and two dogs.

Sara Norman

Past President

Originally from Midland, Texas, Sara Norman moved to Beaumont in 2014. After practicing law exclusively in Southeast Texas for 10 years, Sara joined the Fort Worth law firm Cantey Hanger, LLP, as a partner, to expand her ability to service clients state-wide.

Sara has held several leadership positions within JLB, including serving on the Board of Directors seven out of her ten active years. She served on the 2019-2020 Project Research and Development Committee that spearheaded the creation and implementation of JLB’s newest signature project, The O.N.E. Sara was honored with JLB’s Outstanding Community Impact Award in 2017 and the Innovator’s Award in 2022.

In addition to JLB, she has served on the Boards of Jefferson County Bar Association, Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council, Shorkey Center, CASA of Southeast Texas, and the Foundation for Southeast Texas. She was honored as a Southeast Texas 40 Under 40 in 2018 and was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Jefferson County Bar Association in 2022. Sara and her husband, Paul, have been married for sixteen years, and have one daughter, Elle Elizabeth.