Cindy was raised in a family that was fortunate enough to live in many different countries across the globe. During her formative years, she counted Latin America and Europe as home, with periods in-between living in Illinois and Indiana, where she attended Earlham College.
With a B.A. in Biology, Cindy then spent the next few years finding work abroad as teacher in Kenya, and later as a naturalist in the Ecuadorian Amazon region. However, after arriving in the Galapagos Islands in 1986, this is where she settled
Cindy joined ranks with Lindblad Expeditions in 1997 and has never looked back. Given the opportunity to make a living doing what she loves best - traveling and teaching, it has worked out well. As a member of the General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation, she helps raise funds for important projects and over 30 years has maintained her Naturalist license with the Galapagos National Park.
Now with decades of experience on the ocean, the marine environment and its exploration and conservation has become her passion. As the Undersea Specialist in Galapagos, she spends the maximum time in the water with guests, and very happy to do so. Trained by Lindblad Expeditions as a Certified Field Educator and with the expertise of Lindblad and National Geographic photographers, Cindy is also a Certified Photo Instructor. All in all, she ready to share her knowledge wherever she finds herself, no age limit expected.