I was born in Kalamazoo, MI raised in Delton MI on a dairy farm and graduated from Delton Kellogg Schools in 1982. I attended Grand Valley State University and earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work. I began my career working with traumatized youth in a residential treatment facility. I returned to GVSU for my Masters in Social Work and worked for 10 years as a school social worker, autism consultant and behavior consultant and assistant principal. I returned to GVSU to obtain my Special Education Administration degree and currently serve Ionia County Intermediate School District supporting Portland Public Schools and Lakewood Public Schools as a special education supervisor. I am married to my collage sweetheart. We have two wonderful adult children and two amazing grandchildren. I started recreating salvaged finds with my sister two years ago as a means to relieve stress, bring joy and demonstrate that art can be derived by unusual mediums.
Cyndi's ArtPrize Entries
These are Cyndi's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.