Fighting for the Next Generation
ROOTS IN HARD WORK
A lifelong West Virginian, Cindy was born, raised, educated and works right here in the Mountain State.
Her grandfathers were coal miners, and her parents had her very young – they were teenage parents who had to drop out of school in order to support their family. Both got their GED. They raised Cindy and her brothers while making the sacrifices to get their education and make things better for their family.
Her father joined the Air Force and then began his career as a pipe fitter/millwright at DuPont in Kanawha County, and through hard work and study, became an electrician and then a process engineer.
Her mother was a stay-at-home mom, and after getting her three children through college, she returned to college in her 40s to become a registered nurse.
Cindy and her brothers were raised to work hard and study harder. They went to public schools in Kanawha County, and Cindy attended and received her bachelor's of arts degree in social studies education from West Virginia Tech in Montgomery, WV, and her master's degree in leadership studies from Marshall University. Cindy has taught history and coached tennis and baseball, opened two small businesses, and is raising a son, Atticus, with her husband and partner, Mark.
Hard work is the backbone of Cindy's family's success, and Cindy's parents' lessons are apparent in all their children: Cindy is a small business owner, and one of her brothers is a lawyer and the other is the founder of a non-profit radio station and works in the technology sector.
A CALL TO SERVE
While teaching their children to work hard, Cindy's parents also instilled in them the spirit of service. Even while raising three children and getting their education, Cindy's parents always found the time to coach Little League and help her elderly neighbors.
Cindy's parents and her faith have led her to a life of service and volunteerism. She is a founding member of the Greenbrier Valley Flood Recovery and Relief Committee, a founding member of the Lewisburg Literary Group, founding chair of the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 70 committee, member of the St. James Episcopal Church Vestry committee, past member and vice president of the Greenbrier Episcopal School board of directors, past member of the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation board of directors and a past member of the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing advisory committee.
She has also served as executive director of the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley.
Now, she's running for the West Virginia House of Delegates to bring her wide-ranging experience and dedication to service to advocate for the 42nd District in Charleston.