Cindy began studying the oboe at age 11 in Plymouth, Michigan. During the summer months, she attended the All-State program at the Interlochen Arts Academy and Blue Lake Fine Arts camp. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Music in 1983 with a degrees in Oboe Performance and Music Education.

While at The University of Michigan, she performed in the Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds, and the Chamber Winds conducted by Carl St. Clair. Her teachers include Arno Marrioti, Harry Sargous, and Robert Sorton.

Cindy recently retired from the Riverside Unified School District after 37 years of teaching. She is currently performing with the Corona Symphony and Southland Symphony. Cindy also enjoys playing with various chamber ensembles.