As the first in her family to attend college, Cyndy recognizes the challenges many families and students face as they plan and prepare for college. As a student who received financial aid, she also understands how important finding money to pay for college is. As a mother of four children (the youngest is in college now), she knows the parent's perspective of sending a child away from home. As a credentialed high school counselor who has worked at the high school and the middle school level, she understands the challenges high school counselors face as they assist students in this process. As an educator who has trained hundreds of teachers, administrators, and counselors about creating a college-bound culture, she knows the joy that comes with helping student achieve their full potential. As a professional, with leadership roles in WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling), and as the founder of HECA (Higher Educational Consultants Association), she values professional growth and being able to stay current on trends in college admission. She loves working with students, parents, counselors, and the community in the college admission process.