Jan Cross

Jan Cross

Corporate Co-owner and Teacher

Fun Facts
  • Background: Degree in music education
  • Favorite place to watch a sunset: Her backyard
  • Favorite musical genre: Classical choral
  • Favorite food: Nachos
  • Favorite thing to do: Teaching my CMA kids and sharing a meal with family or friends
  • Raised in: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Little known fact: Taught herself to play piano when she was in grade school
  • Favorite quote: “There’s always a solution to every problem. So, don’t give up.”
    Roger Cross

    Roger Cross

    Corporate Co-owner and President of CMA Franchising Inc.

    Fun Facts
    • Background: Degree in music, emphasis in trumpet performance
    • Favorite place to watch a sunset: His backyard
    • Favorite hobby: Golf and fishing
    • Favorite book genre: Political intrigue
    • Little known fact: Has traveled over 1.5million miles via airplanes
    • Favorite quote: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein
    Amber Strickler

    Amber Strickler

    Director of Corporate Marketing and Media

    Fun Facts
    • Background: Degree in communication studies, minor in business administration
    • Favorite color: Blue
    • Favorite place to travel: Anywhere tropical
    • Favorite hobby: Interior decorating
    • Favorite donut: Maple bar
    • Little known fact: Played in high school state championship basketball game
    • Favorite quote: “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” –Henry Miller

    The Crosses

    Jan is the author of the Children’s Music Academy curriculum and has personally taught more than 5,000 kids. Roger is the co-owner of CMA and President of CMA Franchising, Inc. Roger previously served as President and CEO of a national non-profit organization before heading up CMA’s franchise division.

    The Crosses reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and have 3 grown children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. In both their personal lives and business endeavors they place a high value on their faith, loving people and giving. Roger and Jan enjoy spending time with family & friends, love to travel and are both passionate about helping as many young children experience CMA as possible.