Cynthia grew up in the Boston area, enjoying New England’s coast and countryside. Cynthia has devoted her career to the nonprofit sector, serving as an executive, consultant, and Board member for organizations whose missions range from education to animal rescue and health care to historical preservation. She specializes in strategy, business planning, operations and governance. She earned her BA in Government from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Cynthia has lived in southern Marin for the past 30 years and loves any excuse to spend time in nature — especially hiking, backpacking, and swimming. Indoors, she is a master knitter and great cook, particularly known for her homemade pies and preserves. Cynthia joined the Board to advance Hidden Villa’s dual commitment to social justice and educating generations of young people to love and steward the land. She loves walking the trails and interacting with the people and animals that make Hidden Villa such a special place. She is motivated by the vision that inspired Hidden Villa and its educational, environmental and service mission. She believes Hidden Villa’s hundred-year history is a Bay Area treasure and wants to help strengthen the Board’s capacity and Hidden Villa’s impact!