Cinda has been an island resident since 1998 coming from 30 yrs at Lake Tahoe where she raised 2 children and lots of cats and dogs. There she had a variety of jobs beyond headed several PTAs in journalism, accounting, Public Relations, and Real Estate sales.

Over the years on San Juan she has been active in the Trails Committee, serving as Chair and heading the building of the American Camp Trail (town to American Camp), and in the Medical Center Guild serving as Secretary and Vice-chair and then as a board member of the Peace Island Volunteers. For over 10 yrs she has actively involved in the San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival with 7 plays produced. She lives with her husband Mark, a retired Sea Captain and their 2 Portuguese Water Dogs, Sophia and Puck on their boat in the Port of Friday Harbor. Also she wishes she could have a cat.