Cynthia is a retired art director and illustrator from Northern California. She left her freelance book design business on the Mendocino Coast in 2002 to move to Bend. Some of her work includes co-publishing Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads, illustrating for Sunset Books, co-designing the College of the Redwoods syllabus A Natural History of the Mendocino Coast, hospitality at Sharffenberger Cellars, advertising at Wild Oats, and volunteering with East Cascade Bird Conservancy.
Cynthia enjoys painting, hiking, mushrooming, birding and simply spending time in nature. She became a hospice volunteer in 2013.