Our Team

Meet the management staff of Cheeriodicals...

Gary Parisher

President and CEO

Gary has 22 years experience in pharmaceutical/biotech sales, marketing, national accounts and business development with Fortune 500 companies including: Genzyme, Amgen and Astra-Zeneca.  He led the launch of Cheeriodicals.com to offer an online solution for personal, unique and useful gifts for hospital patients in 2011.  His online success led to the development of the team building concept as a separate market to allow large organizations to come together to assemble gift boxes for children and deliver to an entire hospital full of children.

Gary earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from East Carolina University.  He earned his Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery, where he was selected as a “Top 50” graduate at AUM’s 50 year anniversary celebration.

Mary Martha Parisher

Founder and COO

Mary Martha has more than 15 years of experience as an attorney across several industries, with more than 10 of those years as corporate counsel for a pharmaceutical company.  That experience in compliance in the healthcare market has been a crucial part of her success with Cheeriodicals.  She had the original idea to create a cheer-up gift concept that would be perfect for hospital patients, both adult and children, in 2011.  She realized that hospital patients were often sent flowers or balloons as gifts, but also sensed these gifts were not ideal for many patients.  She turned that singular idea into an online company that provides one-of-a-kind, upscale options to hospitals patients and consumers in other markets.

Mary Martha earned her BS in Finance and MBA from Auburn University Montgomery, where she was selected as one of the “Top 50” graduates at AUM’s 50 year anniversary celebration.  Mary Martha earned her Juris Doctorate at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Ben DeLoach

Director of Business Development and Events

Ben has a diverse background that includes 15 years of vocational ministry experience in Christian churches and 10 years of IT related experience that includes web development, Internet marketing, and IT consulting. His training and experience in teaching, public speaking, and counseling has enabled him to lead Cheeriodicals team building events consisting of a few to thousands while also being sensitive to the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families during Cheeriodical delivery events. Day to day, Ben leads many of the technology dependent marketing strategies that help Cheeriodicals “deliver smiles” around the country.

Ben earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems from The University of North Alabama. He earned a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Brian Hill

Event and Marketing Manager

Brian has worked in performing arts development, University relations, and Church leadership positions around the Southeast.  He has been involved in building creative and team-centered programs that have impacted communities through ministry and performing arts opportunities.

Having first-hand experience ministering to children and families, and with over 10 years of directing and leading theatrical events for college students, Brian brings a highly developed background in communication, marketing, and event planning and implementation.  Utilizing his strong presentation skills and creativity, Brian brings an energetic and compassionate spirit to the Cheeriodicals team; leading events and effectively sharing the message of team building with a purpose.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University, majoring in Theatre.

Mallory Drake

Office Administrator

Mallory has more than 10 years of retail experience and customer service with various companies. She has also had experience in the pharmacy industry as a pharmacy technician. Mallory has experience in the health industry working at local hospital gym facilities and other training studios. Mallory works on marketing for the company, helps organize for team building events and helping deliver Cheeriodicals across the country.

Mallory earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Auburn University with a minor in business. 

Amy Hanna

Warehouse Manager

Amy has most recently spent 10 years in the homeschool community.  She is the primary educator for her two teenage children.  She has also taught and assisted at the elementary and middle school levels within multiple homeschool tutorial programs and youth church programs.

She is a USA Swimming Certified Coach for the YMCA and earned a Certification of Directorship with USA Triathlon.  She has organized and implemented team sporting events and an endurance athlete training camp.

Amy spent several years as an assistant in marketing, sales and customer service after her time as a student at Ohio University.  She thoroughly enjoys working with the Cheeriodicals team on the details and deadlines of the warehouse and how it translates into the thousands of smiling children who receive a beautiful and bright, big green box of cheer!

Rachelle Stone

Consultant for Meeting & Event Planners

Rachelle has over 27 years of experience in the Team Building, Destination Management and Meeting & Event industries. Having built and sold two successful small business (a My Gym Children’s Fitness Center franchise and a Miami-based Destination Management Company) she has brought all her combined years of experience to Cheeriodicals assisting with market education and business development within the meetings industry.

“Joining Cheeriodicals brings all I’ve done in my life full-circle back to my roots with team building and working with children. I struggle to call what I do work, I love it that much!”

Rachelle is a ACC (Associate Certified Coach) and active member of the International Coach Federation. She is also a certified trainer for The PeopleMap System ™ and graduate of the Institute of Life Coach training where she earned her CLC (Certified Life Coach) along with advance training in Executive Coaching. She holds an AA in Recreation & Leisure Services from Greenfield College in Greenfield MA received in 1988 and a Mouster’s Degree from Disney University (1989).

Recent Blog Posts

Grayson – the Little Fighter

We spend our days delivering Big Green Boxes of Cheer to hospitalized children all across America. Each of these deliveries are life-changing, no question about it. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to meet a child that stands out more than others; sometimes we meet...

START DELIVERING CHEER

Bring smiles and brighten the day of an entire hospital by engaging your team in a corporate team building event they’ll always remember!