Cindy is an aspiring writer, amateur photographer, local stage actress and loves to dabble in graphic design. She lives in central Maine with her husband, their two daughters, five crazy cats and two confused dogs. She is a founding member of the Nomadic Guild of Scripturians, sits on the board of directors for the Monmouth Community Players, and home-schools her youngest daughter, now a freshman in high school.
Cindy's short story, "An Unexpected Storm," will be published soon in a Fox Pocket anthology. Her series of children's picture books about the many adventures of a family of nineteen children, is looking to be published in the near future. Cindy enjoys writing poetry inspired by the styles of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Suess. She is a founding member of the Nomadic Guild of Scripturians, a premiere writing group in central Maine. She participates in the annual Nanowrimo, having completed several novels during the month of November over the past few years. Cindy is currently in search of a literary agent able to represent her Children's picture books.
The acting bug bit Cindy back in the late eighties. It continues to this day with her most recent role in Monmouth Community Player's fall 2015 production of "Last Gas" as the wacky Forest Ranger Cherry Pulcifer. Before that she had a small role in "The Miracle Worker" produced in the fall of 2014 by Monmouth Community Players.
Previously Cindy had a part in "Godspell" and she played The Lady in Green and Auntie Em in "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ."
Cindy trained her own dogs for fun as a teen and through-out the eighties. She began training professionally in 1992 and competed in AKC obedience for many years. Cindy worked as a dog trainer for the Kennebec Humane Society in the nineties and was the co-founder of C&D Obedience, central Maine's finest dog training program. A lover of the German Shepherd breed, Cindy has owned a few, dabbled in breed showing and helped to establish the Androscoggin German Shepherd Dog Club. She served as show secretary for the AGSDC specialty shows in Portsmouth, NH for many years. Having worked in reputable pet stores, veterinary offices and stables, she has gained experience also working with and caring for cats, rabbits, horses, rats, hamsters, parrots, cockatiels, lizards, large snakes and a wide variety of fish. Currently her menagerie has dwindled to dogs and cats as her health needs increase.
Cindy started on dialysis in 2001 after losing all function in both kidneys due to Proliferative Glumerulonephritis... which is a fancy medical term for when the immune system eats the kidneys to protect the body from absolutely nothing. Transplanted in January 2005, Cindy restarted dialysis in November of 2008, after almost 4 years of trying to keep the third kidney working. During this time she finished her degree at the University of Maine, graduating with a Liberal Arts Degree in 2009. She also managed to squeeze in an amazing trip to Disney World in 2006. Other passions include photography, crafts and design work.