Cheramie grew up in South Louisiana. As a student she was very active in 4-H and junior livestock activities. Eventually she served on the National Jr. Angus and Brangus Board of Directors and won national showmanship contests in both breeds. She attended Clarendon Jr. College and graduated from Texas A&M University. While at A&M she was a member of the livestock judging team.
In the past Cheramie worked for Camp Cooley Ranch, where they sold 1,000 bulls annually. She also worked for Silver Spur Ranch. While there she was responsible for genetics, bull development, registered cattle marketing and all natural/age and source audits for the 15,000-head cowherd at ranch locations in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Nebraska. Annually, she coordinated their A.I. program for 2,000-3,000 heifers and bull development for 250+ bulls.
Today, Cheramie works for Westway Feed Products as their national marketing manager. Based in Tomball, Texas, she works with their sales team to implement marketing strategies across the country.
Cheramie's passion for helping beef industry enthusiasts ranges from designing genetic programs for large commercial ranches, to exporting genetics to Australia to one of the leading Brangus operations, to conducting fitting/showmanship clinics in the U.S. and other countries. She is an avid ranch photographer with covers on Drover's, BEEF, Farm Journal, Bovine Veterinarian and several breed journals.
She owns cattle of multiple breeds across the country, and prides herself in breeding and marketing cattle that work in both the show ring and pasture. Cheramie and her mother operate a small cow/calf operation together at College Station, Texas.
Cheramie has judged at the National Western, The NILE, Houston Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Arizona National, Ohio’s Scarlet & Grey, The Big E, National Jr. Red Angus Show, Angus Eastern Regional, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oregon, Tulsa and Eastern New Mexico State Fairs. She has judged showmanship at the National Jr. Hereford Show, National Jr. Charolais Show, Texas Jr. Brahman Show and many others. On the international level she has judged in Canada and Mexico. Cheramie has also been a guest speaker at the National Brahman, Beefmaster and Angus Conventions, Angus LEAD Conference and Women in Ranching events.