Dedicated Artisans, business people, volunteers, & professionals



Tomeka Hall Cheatham | Interim Director | Chief Financial Officer | Dir. of Membership

Tomeka began working for the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi in 1996 as an administrative assistant. She has advanced to the role of Interim Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Membership. Her position includes guild management, maintenance of financial accounts, payroll, and management of a database of 14,000+ records, bookkeeping, payroll, assisting with festivals, daily operations, and handling of all day-to-day accounting. She trains staff on the Inventory Point of Sale Enhanced System, among other duties.

Tomeka received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Masters’ of Science and Management in Business from Belhaven University.

Tomeka may be reached via email @



Sheri Cox | Dir. of Operations

Sheri Cox is responsible for organizing all the events held at the Waller Craft Center. From weddings and wedding receptions to family reunions, corporate retreats and group visits, she handles all scheduling details at the Waller Craft Center. As education coordinator, Sheri plans all school field trips and coordinates all classes at the Waller Craft Center. She also provides descriptions and pricing for classes, and works with instructors to plan curriculum.

Prior to coming to the Waller Craft Center, she was on staff at St. James’ Episcopal Church where she was the Coordinator of New Member Ministry and was the Wedding Coordinator. For 19 years, she was with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and coordinated all training for new staff members. She conducted many training sessions, not only in the Jackson office, but at the Home Office of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI. She presented many seminars and training sessions at Northwestern Mutual’s Annual Meeting and Southern Regional Meetings.

Sheri can be reached by email @


The Board of Directors oversees the work of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi.

Half of the board is composed of Guild artisan members and the other half is composed of business people and community volunteers. The board meets at the Waller Craft Center in February, May, August, and November on the third Thursday of the month. Members serve three-year, staggered terms.

Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi 2021 Officers & Board Members


President – Debby DeLashmet
Vice President – Alison Oliver Kelly
Secretary – Rhonda Blasingame
Treasurer/Building Chair – Joe Dove
Standards Chair – Laura Tarbutton

Board of Directors – Craftsmen

Andy Young
Katie Clark
Shawn Richards
Eryn McCarthy
Lana Stamper

Board of Directors – Patrons

Brian Beckham
Martha Spencer
Mary Margaret Miller White
Dawn Davis
Charles Griffin



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