Cindy has been a Quality Systems Coordinator for Donor Network of Arizona, the organization entrusted with carrying out the wishes of organ, tissue, and eye donor heroes in the state of Arizona, since 2009. In the Quality industry since 1994, she is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and earned her
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certification from ASQ in 2014. Her areas of expertise are performing procedural and medical donor chart audits, writing procedures, and training others.
Originally from Cass Lake, Minnesota, Cindy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Bemidji State University. She taught Kindergarten for 3 years prior to her career in Quality, and she previously served on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Vagabond Youth Theatre of Avondale, AZ. From 2003-2014 Cindy volunteered for the White Tanks Riding Stables in Waddell, AZ, guiding trail rides, providing horse care, and sometimes running the office. A lover of nature and animals, she is a member of the White Tank Mountains Conservancy, the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, and the Sonoran Audubon Society.
Cindy has been the Secretary of Silver Lining Riding’s Board of Directors and a lesson volunteer since its inception in 2011. She believes in the power of horses to change, heal, and improve lives. She is continuously inspired by Silver Lining Riding’s horses, clients, volunteers, and staff.
In her spare time, Cindy enjoys model horse shows, hiking, making jewelry, reading, writing, playing music, crocheting, Sirius XM Radio Classics, and learning languages. She returns home to northern Minnesota for vacations, where she enjoys spending time with family and restoring herself in the lakes and forests of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.