Cindy was raised in Libertyville, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. After graduating, she held positions as a Graphic Designer for Wickes Furniture and a Product Manager at ULINE in the Chicagoland area. In 2005, Cindy moved to Sarasota, FL to begin her career as the Director of Marketing Communications for Intertape Polymer Group, a leading packaging manufacturer in North America. In her role, she also is responsible for maintaining close partnerships and leading activities with several charitable organizations and associations within Sarasota County. She is married to her husband, Marty, who was raised in Venice and is a local business owner of Heritage Glass, Inc. Together, they have five children between the ages of 11-24, in which the eldest four (Liz, Ruby, Martin and Clara) all attended and graduated from SLA, and their youngest (Lyla) will begin at SLA this fall.