Cindy grew up in Exeter, NH the sixth of seven children. Her only sister having married when Cindy was young, her five brothers helped to shape Cindy into a physically and mentally tough adult. She pushed the limitations and boundaries imposed on her and other women in a male-dominated workplace, standing up for those unwilling or unable to defend themselves.

Although new to the town of Eliot, only calling it her home since December 1998, Cindy has always volunteered within her local community, currently serving both as a long-standing member of the Eliot Festival Day Committee and an Eliot Lion. She is also dedicated to her church family. Cindy recharges her soul by serving on mission trips to Guatemala, as well as an economically depressed area in the US each year.

Cindy has regularly attended yoga classes since 2010, while working full-time, raising three daughters with her husband Steve, and caring for aging and ailing parents. The stress relief gained from her yoga asanas were like a bright light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. It wasn’t until she retired in 2018 that Cindy started a serious yoga practice while attending The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute with Beryl Bender Birch 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga in ME. Dedicating time for her yoga practice, physical and otherwise, on a daily basis, has helped Cindy to begin to center herself and find more balance in her life. Of course, being retired has helped this process immensely!